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School Closed Due To Sexual Molestation Allegations

Mosoriot Academy Closed After Pupils Were Allegedly Sexually Molested By Teacher

School Closed Due To Sexual Molestation Allegations.

A primary school in Konoin constituency, Bomet County, has been temporarily closed after a teacher was arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting three boys.

The school was closed on Monday evening on the orders of administrators and education officers who had come to assess the situation after the weekend incident.

The teacher at Mosoriot Academy in Mogogosiek ward was arrested after complaints from parents and students about alleged sexual assault.

Ms Dolphine Okondo, Konoin Deputy County Commissioner, Mr Daniel Kasoo, Konoin Sub County Director of Education, Mr Vincent Maswa, Sub County Quality Assurance Officer, Mr John Sigei, Curriculum Support Officer (CSO), Ms Irine Chepkwony, Sub County Children’s Officer, local chiefs, and their assistants toured the school yesterday.

Following discussions with the school’s administration, the school was closed.

The visiting officers assessed the school’s infrastructure and discovered that the boarding facilities and general environment were not conducive to learning.

“The school was closed until Wednesday and no boarding will be allowed until the school complies with the (boarding) requirements” Ms Okondo said in a short statement.

Parents who had crowded the school picked up their children after the government officers addressed the issues raised.

There were reports of parents and locals threatening teachers and causing damage to the school.

The arrest of the teacher, who is expected to be charged with molesting three boys aged 11, 12 and 13, was confirmed earlier by Konoin sub-county Police Commander Tom Achiya.

Mr Achiya stated that the boys were treated and released from Litein AIC Hospital. They then gave police their statements, which led to the suspect’s arrest.

Despite having his own room, the teacher was said to have slept in the boys’ dormitory.

More students were feared to have been sexually assaulted by the teacher, but the incidents were not reported.


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A similar complaint was made against another senior teacher at the school, according to parents, but the matter was kept quiet.

The school was deserted on Tuesday morning, with the gates locked and a guard patrolling the compound.

School Closed Due To Sexual Molestation Allegations

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