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A high school student has been given 18-month non-custodial sentence by a court in Nyahururu court for assaulting a teacher.

The 20-year-old was found guilty of assaulting his teacher on January 18 this year at Murichu Secondary School.

While making the ruling on Tuesday, Senior Resident Magistrate James Wanyanga also ordered that the accused – Samuel Muigai Migwi – be transferred from Murichu Secondary School in Nyandarua County to another secondary school in Nakuru County.

The court said that the decision is to ensure he is not mistreated by his colleagues or teachers at the school.

Migwi assaulted James Gikonyo, a teacher at the institution, causing him serious bodily harm after the teacher reprimanded him for jumping a queue as they were being served lunch.

The student was accused of throwing kicks and blows at his teacher who was left with serious injuries on the head and mouth.

The accused also faced a second count of causing a disturbance at the school on the same date and damaging public property namely a school-projector stand.

He had pleaded guilty to the 3 counts when he first appeared in court on January 20, 2021, before Magistrate Wanyanga.

Migwi, in mitigation, pleaded with the court to pardon him and promised to be a law-abiding citizen henceforth.

He also promised to apologise to his teacher and work on his anger issues.

Considering a pre-sentence report, the Magistrate gave him 18-month probation for the first 2 counts and suspended the third. He will appear in court on December 16, 2021, as ordered by the magistrate, when a progress report on his behaviour will be presented.





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