A student from Githunguri Secondary in Kandara is seeking justice after allegedly being assaulted by her teacher for turning down his sexual advances.
The girl (her name withheld since she is a minor) said the deputy principal has been persuading her to have a sexual relationship with him for months but she has been declining his advances. She said that anytime she declines the teacher's advances, he beats and punishes her for no apparent reason.
The student further revealed that the teacher had been threatening to kill her should she disclose behaviour to anybody.
"The teacher has been beating me and giving me punishments for failing to give in to his demands," she said.
The student, however, decided to reveal the matter after the teacher beat her to unconsciousness before being rushed to a hospital.
"He wanted to touch my breasts and I defended myself with the hand and he hit me," she said.
Following the incident, the teacher asked her not to report the issue to her parents. She, however, opened up about her troubles after her mother noticed she was in pain and had sustained injuries in her arms from the teacher's beatings.
"The teacher had threatened to kill her and this instilled fear in her hence forcing her to keep quiet with her pain, " a family friend said.
The mother has since collected a medical report from the hospital and reported the matter to the Kansara police station. The police are, however, yet to act on the matter.
"We have been to various offices to seek justice for our daughter but no action has been taken," she said.
The mother also revealed that her daughter has not been going to school since she fear that the teacher might take her life since she had revealed her dirty secrets.
The family is now calling for an intervention from the Ministry of Education on the matter.
"We are seeking the intervention from the cabinet secretary for education George Magoha so that we can justice for her," she said.
When we contacted the area sub-county education officer about the matter, he said that the issue is currently under investigation and necessary action will be taken against the teacher should he be found guilty of the crimes.