‘They rubbed pilipili on my wounds,’ Form 3 student says


'They rubbed pilipili on my wounds,' Form 3 student says

A Form Three student was hospitalised after his colleagues allegedly rubbed pilipili on wounds inflicted on him during a beating.

The boy from St. Mary’s Junior Seminary Secondary School in Kwale said he was bullied and tortured on suspicion of stealing a phone.

According to him, the students beat him on his head, hands, legs and back for almost six hours using canes and belts.

They had tied his hands as they reportedly tried to get a confession out of him over the stolen phone.

When they realized information was not forthcoming, they took pilipili and rubbed it on the wounds they had inflicted.

When asked where the teachers were during the incident, the Form 3 student said: ”They were just within the compound but in their houses.”

A Form 4 student who was passing by rescued him from the attackers and reported the matter to the boarding master.

The boy was instructed to got to hospital and told the headmaster would follow up the matter.

The boy’s mother was called to the school and expressed shock when she found him in a blood-stained shirt.

She further questioned why ‘the boarding master had told him to go to the hospital by himself.

She took him to hospital before reporting the matter to the police.

The students involved have allegedly been suspended from the school.

Robert Omondi, the school principal, was however not reachable when contacted for comment.

 

 

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