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Father Of Pupil Brutally Beaten By Teachers Criticizes Slow Police Investigation

Father Of Pupil Brutally Beaten By Teachers Criticizes Slow Police Investigation.

The father of a Standard Eight student who was seen on video after being caned by his teachers for failing to score 400 on tests has complained about the slow pace of police investigations.

Mr. Duncan Ochido, Bravin Ochido’s father, expressed disappointment after the suspects, who are on police bond, failed to appear in a Siaya Magistrate Court to plead to assault charges.

“I got information from the police to be in court this morning. Sadly, I have not seen the teachers who are behind my son’s pain come to court.

“All that I am told is that the files are still with the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions,” lamented Mr Ochido.

 Being a casual laborer in Gem, he says he spends a lot of money to get to Siaya yet nothing is happening.

The Nyamninia Primary School teachers were supposed to be charged on July 25, but this did not occur because their files were still with the public prosecutor’s office.

Beatrice Auma, the Gem sub-county children’s officer, has since opened a care and protection file for the child in accordance with Sections 144 (Q) and (Y) of the Children Act of 2022.

“The file is necessary in order to protect the child from the trauma he underwent as a result of the assault; the child also needs counseling as he continues learning in the same school. The services will begin in order to help the child overcome all the possible psychological torture,” said Ms. Auma.

However, the care and protection file will not be activated until the suspects have pleaded guilty to the charges.

After the video went viral on social media, two teachers, Mr. Paul Osogo and Ms. Maureen Otieno were arrested and booked at the Gem Police Station. They were eventually released on police bond.

The bruised candidate laments bitterly in the amateur video shot with a cell phone that the teachers punished him for failing to achieve 400 marks out of a possible 500 in tests.


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Ms Nereah Anyango, the boy’s mother, told reporters after the incident that she was shocked by the abuse.

On a visit to Siaya the day after the video went viral, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha stated that corporal punishment is illegal in schools and that any teacher who uses it is on his or her own.

He added: “You cannot punish a learner simply because they have not attained some marks that you expect them to score; you don’t expect all the candidates to score 400 in exams.”

Father Of Pupil Brutally Beaten By Teachers Criticizes Slow Police Investigation

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