DCI launches investigations into incident of school children tied on tree as punishment

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 09:33 | < 1 min read
Past photo of a student subjected to punishment . PHOTO/Courtesy

DCI officers from Laikipia West have launched investigations into an incident where three pupils of Thiru Primary School in Nyahururu were tied to a tree as a form of punishment.

Nyahururu Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Moses Muroki in a tour to the school together with TSC and child protection officials said DCI officers have taken over the matter.

He confirmed the incident happened in the said school even as it emerged the school's headmaster Shelmith Thimba and her deputy David Maina were behind the punishment.

The two reportedly posted pictures of the three on the teaching staff's WhatsApp group before the same pictures made their way to social media eliciting massive reactions among Kenyans.

"We have established the incident happened on August 20, in this school. It is wrong, we are apologetic about it and sorry to children for what they went through," Muroki said.

Rift Valley Teachers Service (TSC) Commission Quality Assurance Officer Irene Kandenge, who also visited the school, condemned the incident saying investigations are on course to establish those to be held liable.

"What we advocate as TSC is child protection. We are also looking at how teachers are dealing with learners. We are condemning what has happened and what we are saying is that no one has been declared guilty of an offence until the disciplinary process is exahusted," Kandenge said.