By Viscount Francis K’Owuor,
October 30th, 2017,
A primary school teacher in Samburu Central was arrested and detained at Maralal police station on Saturday for allegedly defiling and putting a class six pupil in a family way.
The teacher is suspected to have lured the 12-year-old into his office before defiling her several times.
Samburu Central OCPD Abagaro Guyo said the suspect was arrested following a report by the girl’s family . He said that investigations were on course and added that the teacher will be arraigned on Monday.
“We took the girl to a hospital for tests. We are waiting for the results…we will take him to court on Monday,” Guyo told reporters on Saturday.
The pupil’s sister said she was alerted by a female teacher who asked her to check on the girl. The girl was immediately rushed to the hospital for check up.
“The pregnancy test turned positive. She then opened up saying the teacher had been forcefully sleeping with her”,Said her sister.
Residents decried the rising cases of defilement and asked the Education ministry to take action against such rogue teachers.
Female circumcision and cases of rape have impeded the education of young girls in Samburu.
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