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There was rape; Amina tables report before Education Committee

By Rawlings Otieno | Published Wed, August 1st 2018 at 00:00, Updated July 31st 2018 at 23:04 GMT +3
Education CS Amina Mohamed when she appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee on the rape case of Moi Girls at Parliament. [Boniface Okendo/Standard]

School officials have been accused of tampering with evidence in the Moi Girls School Nairobi rape probe.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed (pictured) told the National Assembly Education Committee that some school staff misled the affected students to shower.

“They were told that the incident was a small thing and they should not make a big deal out of it since it could tarnish the school’s name," said the Cabinet secretary.

Amina told the committee that two medical reports pointed to sexual assault during the incident that occurred on June 2.

“Two different medical reports from different hospitals showed that something happened,” said Amina.

Amina also told the committee that the school’s matron was asleep at the time the incident happened, and that girls could move from one dormitory to another at night.

The CS further cited various security lapses at the school.

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“The doors to the dormitories were left open at night and security guards were not vigilant," she said.

She said the attack June 2 incident did not come as a surprise

"There were various attempts by strangers to violate the privacy of girls since last year’s fire incident,” said Amina.

She also indicated that the school's perimeter wall was porous.

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