School shutdown after teacher impregnates Class 7 girl, flees with her

File image of a pregnant girl
File image of a pregnant girl

A school in Kajiado County was on Thursday shutdown by angry parents who were demanding action against a teacher who allegedly impregnated a Class 7 girl before fleeing with her.

The agitated parents of Kikayaya Primary School, led by the school’s acting Chairman Jackson Kiseru, stormed the institution, kicked the teachers and everyone else in sight out of the school compound before leaving with their children, saying they are not safe at the school.

They further claimed that the school head-teacher was aware of the acts of the now missing PTA-employed teacher but neither informed them nor took any action against him.

“The headteacher was the one who gave that teacher a PTA job here, and he started befriending our young girls soon after. The headteacher was not supposed to leave the girls with him but he did. And so we have decided that we do not want that teacher here anymore, we want another one,” said one of the parents.

The angry parents gave the headteacher 14 days to ensure the safe return of the 15-year old girl and arrest of the teacher failure to which, they said, the school would remain closed.

“We also want the headteacher transferred. And, with the investigations going on between the police and the Education ministry, we are giving the school an ultimatum to have that student returned within 14 days, failure to which we will take other actions because we feel like we are being taken for a ride,” added another parent.

The school headteacher remained tight-lipped on the matter when contacted by the media, whereas the parents demanded the intervention of Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

The school has an approximate population of 670 students; with the missing student being among one of the best performers in the school.

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