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Teachers Most Common Perpetrators Of Physical Violence – Latest Report

Teachers Most Common Perpetrators Of Physical Violence – Latest Report

It is not appropriate for teachers to physically harm students under any circumstances.

Physical violence is never an acceptable form of discipline, and it can have serious negative consequences for the students who are subjected to it.

The government of Kenya has implemented measures to prohibit teachers from using physical punishment as a means of discipline and has put in place strict regulations and laws to protect children from all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation.

Teachers who are found to have physically harmed students can face disciplinary action, including suspension or termination of their employment.

Additionally, they can also face criminal charges and jail terms.

According to a new study, teachers are the most common perpetrators of physical abuse against men and women who have never been married or had an intimate partner.

According to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2022, released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on Tuesday, 44% of unmarried males and 33% of unmarried women reported experiencing physical assault at the hands of a teacher.

Following teachers as perpetrators of physical abuse against men who had never been married or had an intimate partner were schoolmates/classmates (22%), mother/stepmother and father/stepfather (13.9%) and 13.5%), respectively.

In contrast, the most common perpetrators of physical abuse against women who had never been married or had an intimate relationship were their mother/stepmother (25%), father/stepfather (17%), and schoolmate/classmate (14%).

The most common perpetrators of physical abuse against men who have ever been married or in an intimate relationship were teachers (28%), followed by current wives/intimate partners (20%) and former wives/intimate partners (19%).

“Twenty-three per cent of men who have ever been married or had an intimate partner experienced physical violence at the hands of other persons,” reads the report.

The survey also reveals that the most frequently reported perpetrator of physical violence against women who have ever been married or had an intimate partner is their current husband or intimate partner (54%), followed by their former husband or intimate partner (32%).

Teachers Most Common Perpetrators Of Physical Violence – Latest Report

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