Probe into incident where pupil was sodomized repeatedly in school toilet intensifies

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 22 Nov, 2022 17:34 | 2 mins read
Police likely to prefer charges against school where pupil was sodomized repeatedly in toilet
A toilet used for illustration. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Police have intensified their investigations into the incident at Saint Kevin Hills school Nyali where a six-year-old pupil was sodomized in the school toilet.

The head of the Coast Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit Head Andrew Warui revealed that investigations were ongoing to establish the gaps that led to the abuse and how it progressed without raising the attention of the school's top management.

"This will be established soon, remember we are dealing with a child. However, we want to piece together details on how the abuse started and progressed so that we can get the offender or offenders without victimizing anyone. We are getting there," Warui said.

"A child case is a sensitive case therefore we are working with child therapists as well as the directorate of children services. So allow us the time we progress the case holistically," he added.

Suspect to be charged

Last week detectives drawn from the children's protection unit visited the toilet where the alleged incident is said to have occurred to piece together more evidence in relation to the case.

The two minors (the victim and the suspect), the school's top management and the parents of both minors have since recorded their statements in relation to the incident.

However, it still remains unclear how detectives plan on handling the case. A senior officer privy to the ongoing investigations intimated to K24 Digital that the 12-year-old minor, who is said to have sodomized the six-year-old pupil, will be presented before the Tononoka children's court to answer to charges of defilement.

"He is being treated as a minor, however, he has to plead to charges following his own confession of having committed the act. His parents are very cooperative with detectives and they have requested to source for a lawyer before he is presented to the court," the senior officer said.

Sodomized repeatedly

According to the victim's mother, her son is alleged to have been sodomized since January this year inside the school toilets and the family discovered the unfortunate ordeal after the minor began passing stool on himself.

Tests conducted at the Coast General Hospital gender recovery centre indicated that the minor had been sodomized on several occasions.

The school is already aware of the case and its director Patrick Katiba had assured that they will cooperate with the police to get to the root of the incident.

"I am aware of the unfortunate incident. However, let us allow police to do their work and come up with convulsive answers on what happened," he said.

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