Deputy primary head teacher put on defence over defilement of 10 pupils

A teacher accused sexually assaulting 10 female pupils in 2015 has been put on his defence.

Julius Mwiti, 47, is said to have committed the offence between November 2015 and March 2016 at Mugae Primary School in Buuri, where he was deputy headteacher.

The victims are said to have been aged between eight and 11 years.

Mwiti (pictured) had denied the charges before Meru Chief Magistrate Lucy Ambasi yesterday.

He is also facing 10 alternative counts of indecent act against minors.

“I have looked through the evidence and found you have a prima facie case to answer,” Ambasi said as he put the teacher to his defence.

Through his lawyer, the teacher said he would call three witnesses.

“We have taken very long on this case and it deserves an early date,” said the magistrate, who set February 27 as the day the case would be heard.

All the 10 pupils narrated to the court, led by State counsel James Kinyua, how the teacher violated them.

The court also invited the teacher’s former colleagues, pupils at the school and some parents. The school is located in Ruiri Rwalera Ward in Buuri Constituency.

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