Teacher defiles five pupils over lunch break


By Nick Oluoch

Migori County

Residents of Macalder area in Nyatike district are furious after a HIV-positive primary school teacher defiled five pupils.

The lunch hour ordeal has sent shock waves among residents, teachers and students in Nyatike District.

Police rescued the 38-year-old teacher from a mob that was baying for his blood, and locked him up at the Macalder Police Station to wait to be arraigned in court.

The girls aged between six and 15 were reportedly defiled in turns by the teacher, who exploited his time alone with the pupils as his colleagues went for lunch.

Nyatike District Police boss Samuel Anampiu confirmed the incident and the arrest of the teacher. He said the teacher would answer to charges related to defilement and child abuse.

Mr Anampiu said the teacher had been subjected to medical examination that established he was HIV-positive. The defiled girls were taken to hospital for medical intervention to prevent possible HIV-infection.

"Villagers rushed to the private academy after they heard the children crying," he said. He added the teacher was then roughed up before police whisked him away.

The OCPD appealed to parents to ensure they take their children to credible institutions where their safety could be guaranteed.

"Parents have to make sure their children are in credible institutions," he said.

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