By Eliud Mwangi.
A middle-aged man, who works as a Chemistry teacher at Jomo Kenyatta Girls’ High School in Nakuru, has been accused of defiling a 16-year-old girl, who studies at the institution.
The incident allegedly happened on June 5 in the suspect’s house at Maili Kumi in Nakuru County.
The victim, whose parents live in Freehold Estate in Nakuru, said the teacher, identified as Felix Makori, asked her to go to his house so that they could review her progress in Chemistry.
The two, the girl said, had been in constant communication through mobile phone.
After arriving at the suspect’s house in the evening of June 5, Makori allegedly started making advances to the girl, going ahead to fondle her breasts and her private parts.
The victim says at 10pm, her teacher forced himself on her after threatening to kick her out if she refused to cooperate.
The girl says she had no choice but to give in to the teacher’s demands.
The minor claims the teacher threatened her with “dire consequences” if she ever told anyone about the ordeal.
A medical examination conducted on the girl at Nairobi Women’s Hospital confirmed she was defiled.
The victim’s mother says her efforts to get justice for her daughter have been frustrated by the school’s top administration and police, who she accuses of colluding to cover up the crime.
The suspect, K24 Digital understands, is yet to be arrested.
Our efforts to get a comment from Jomo Kenyatta Girls’ High School principal hit a snag as she locked herself in her office, denying media access to her.
Area Sub-County director of education, Joel Kaunda, said the matter hadn’t been reported to his office, but assured the girl’s parents that his office will take up the case.
Nakuru North OCPD, Jacintah Mwaura, confirmed that the incident was reported, and that files pertaining the case have been forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for “further directions”.