A school principal has been nabbed by police for allegedly raping a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, candidate. The principal to Habaswein mixed day secondary school in Wajir, Mr. Abdi, was arrested last evening. Wajir police have confirmed the incident and are to arraign the suspect in court, today. Latest reports indicate that the principal was arraigned in court where he died the charges and was released on a Ksh. 300,000 bond). Wajir police boss, Stephen Ng’etich, informed the media that the principal allegedly raped the candidate on Saturday after offering the female student a ride in his vehicle.
The principal may have then sedated the girl, raped her and dumped her after about two hours. Medication examination carried on the 18 year old student indicated forced penetration leading to the arrest of the principal.
Speaking to the media in Mombasa, this morning, Education Cabinet secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed highlighted on the arrest saying the ministry is drafting a policy to deal with the rising cases of teenage pregnancies.
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, boss, Dr. Nancy Macharia said that the commission will de-register teachers who engage in sexual relations with their students. She was speaking to the media this morning after supervising an examination container’s opening exercise in Nyeri town.
Meanwhile, various top government officials including cabinet Secretaries have been dispatched to various parts of the country to oversee the ongoing KCSE examinations.
- National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Henry Rotich, was in Eldoret to supervise Mathematics paper one at Moi Girls.
- Basic Education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang, supervised the exams at Kereri Girls, in Kisii.
- Education cabinet secretary, Dr. Amina Mohammed, was at Aga Khan High School, Mama Ngina Secondary School in Mombasa.
- Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, chairman, Prof. George Magoha inspected examination container opening exercise at Busia town.
- Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, Director, Julius Jwan witnessed an examination container opening exercise at Emu town this morning.
- Teachers Service Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia, supervised an examination container’s opening exercise this morning in Nyeri town.
Other officials are in other parts of the country as the government leaves nothing to chance in its promise to deliver clean and credible examinations. No major incident has been reported, so far. The exams end on 28th November, 2018.