Nandi County: Form One Student Dies After Alleged Corporal Punishment

Authorities in Tinderet, Nandi County, are looking into a death that occurred after a Form 1 student allegedly received corporal punishment from teachers. The 16-year-old passed away hours after being admitted in a critical condition at the Nandi-Hills level 4 hospital.

The deceased, who had only been a student at the college for a little over two weeks, is said to have been physically assaulted by his teachers for making allusions to a Physics textbook during a Friday afternoon quiz.

According to Tinderet sub-county police commander Ali Jire, the matter was reported on Sunday by the mother of the deceased.

“It is a very complex incident because the school is yet to make a formal report with the police on the death and the circumstances surrounding the death,” Jire said.

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Monica Cherobon, the mother of the deceased, said that his son was in good condition when he left home for school.

“He was rushed to the dispensary and was referred to Nandi-Hills hospital,” Cherobon said.

Nandi county commissioner Herman Shiambi has called for a thorough investigation into the incident. However, the School principal Martin Masika said he had nothing to comment on the incident.

“I’ve handed over the incident report to the ministry of education and will not comment, just make a follow-up with the concerned officials,” Masika said.

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