Postmortem Reveals Cane Injuries on KCPE Candidate Who Died a Day After Reporting School
Kipkoech’s postmortem findings corroborated accusations that he had been beaten at school, according to a family statement from Eldoret.
“There were deep spots with damaged arteries at the back- right arm. This meant that our son, Enock Kipkoech, was bitterly brutally beaten.
“This confirmed that what the pupils told us that our son was bitterly crying when he came back from the staff room was indeed caused by being beaten brutally by the teacher who had told him to go to the staff room,” read the statement in part.
The fourteen-year-old student from St. Theresa Primary in Kericho County went away on Tuesday, September 27, a day after returning to school for the third term.
“It is unfortunate that we took our son to school alive in a jovial mood and left to the expected custodians, hoping to do his Standard Eight exams in November 2022.
“However, after one day we have gone to bring a corpse in the process of digging a grave to lay our jovial and lovely son.
“We are proceeding to plan and lay the body of our jovial son who died a painful brutal death,” added the family
The family has requested assistance with funeral arrangements through the M-Pesa number 0727002847.
Damaged arteries The family reported that during the autopsy done in the presence of the family physician, signs of savage beating were observed on the victim’s body.
The results also revealed that Kipkoech complied with the teacher’s directive to return to the dormitories for a bath.
“In addition, the results revealed that the lungs were enlarged. This provided additional evidence that there was hanging.
“This confirmed that our son followed the directive which was given to him to go alone to the dormitory and have a bath by the teacher who had beaten him above is true,” further read the report
Corporal punishment in Kenyan schools Following the adoption of the 2010 constitution, the Basic Education Act of 2013 outlawed physical punishment in Kenyan schools and homes.
Article four of the Education Act of 23 prohibited gender discrimination, corporal punishment, inhuman treatment, and torture.
In addition, the basic education act prohibits physical punishment and psychological harassment of children.