CS Machogu Instructs TSC To Dismiss Teachers In Corporal Punishment
CS Machogu Instructs TSC To Dismiss Teachers In Corporal Punishment. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, has denounced the growing instances of corporal punishment of students by some teachers in the counties of Kisii and Nyamira. He described those responsible as criminals who should be detained by the police right away.
The CS expressed his concern about the recent acts of brutality reported in the two counties in an interview with The Nation on Thursday. He also threatened that those responsible would lose their jobs and face legal action for harming the students.
Police in Kisii announced that they had detained three of the teachers engaged in the most recent incident as Mr. Machogu was speaking.
“On Wednesday, we detained three teachers. Everyone of them works for the board. Later on Thursday, they will face charges in court. A security guard and one teacher remain at large, according to Kisii County Police Chief Charles Kases.
A secondary school boy described the most recent episode, in which his professors tortured him, in a tragic narrative on Tuesday.
In yet another terrible instance of corporal punishment in Gusii schools, this led to him losing a testicle.
At Nyabisia Secondary School in Nyamache Division, Bobasi Constituency, the incident happened on Monday.
The 19-year-old boy claimed that five teachers and a security officer at the school assaulted him severely, causing one of his testicles to rupture, according to physicians, and causing other injuries. Hema Hospital in Kisii town removed the injured reproductive organ.
The CS claimed that individuals implicated are not to be regarded as teachers but rather as criminal brutes who treat students according to jungle law.
“This is so heinous and terrible! If a teacher goes to that extent, he is no longer a teacher and is instead a criminal, according to Mr. Machogu. It is no longer an educational issue.
The CS pointed out that teachers are subject to specific rules and responsibilities, and that abusing children is not one of them.
What is expected of a teacher? According to the CS for Education, a teacher is not supposed to go that far when enforcing discipline. Instead, you end up inflicting very serious wounds on young boys that they will never forget for the rest of their lives, such as permanently impairing their manhood.
“To me, these are just criminals, and I cannot even call them teachers,” stated Mr. Machogu. They should be punished in accordance with the law’s course of action. They ought to be hauled to court and expelled from the military.
According to the CS, the ministry would not put up with errant teachers acting illegally or in ways that went against its rules and code of conduct.
Torture or cruel punishment is prohibited under Kenya’s Constitution’s Article 29 on freedom and security of citizens.
Two students were severely abused by certain teachers in the past few weeks, to the point that they were castrated, in Kisii and Nyamira counties.
A Standard Eight student at Bitundugusu Primary School was reportedly brutalized by his teachers last week, which led to scrotal swelling, surgery, and the testicle’s removal.
The incident happened at Bitundugusu Primary School in the Kitutu Masaba Constituency, and the youngster who lost his testicle was sent there before being treated at Bosongo Hospital, a for-profit hospital in Kisii County.
The youngster was brought to the medical institution and admitted with severely swollen reproductive organs, hospital staff members informed the Nation.
Doctors examined the youngster and discovered that one of his testicles had suffered irreparable damage from what they termed “testicular torsion,” necessitating surgery to cure the boy’s severe suffering.
A Grade Four kid at the Riang’ombe Adventist Primary Boarding School was viciously beaten two weeks ago, resulting in extremely serious injuries.
When the nine-year-old pupil went to report the theft of his clothes from the boarding house, he allegedly received 107 strokes of the cane.
Due to the severity of the injuries, the boy’s buttocks were left with a crater and a deep cut where a muscle had been broken.
Police in Nyamira said they have stepped up their search for the missing teacher even though the primary suspect is still at large.
The boarding master, the headmaster, his deputy, the class 4 teacher, and the matron are among the five suspects who have been questioned.