A primary academy in Konoin constituency, Bomet County, has been temporarily closed after a schoolteacher was arrested on dubitation of sexually molesting three boys.
The academy was closed on Monday evening on the orders of directors and education officers who had come to assess the situation after the weekend incident.
The schoolteacher at Mosoriot Academy in Mogogosiek ward was arrested after complaints from parents and scholars about contended sexual assault.
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Ms Dolphine Okondo, Konoin Deputy County Commissioner, Mr Daniel Kasoo, Konoin Sub County Director of Education, Mr Vincent Maswa, Sub County Quality Assurance Officer, Mr John Sigei, Curriculum Support Officer( CSO), Ms Irine Chepkwony, Sub County Children’s Officer, original chiefs, and their sidekicks voyaged the academy history.
Following conversations with the academy’s administration, the academy was closed.
The visiting officers assessed the academy’s structure and discovered that the boarding installations and general terrain weren’t conducive to literacy.
“ The academy was closed until Wednesday and no boarding will be allowed until the academy complies with the( boarding) conditions ” Ms Okondo said in a short statement.
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Parents who had crowded the academy picked up their children after the government officers addressed the issues raised.
There were reports of parents and locals hanging preceptors and causing damage to the academy.
The arrest of the schoolteacher, who’s anticipated to be charged with molesting three boys aged 11, 12 and 13, was verified before by Konoinsub-county Police Commander Tom Achiya.
Mr Achiya stated that the boys were treated and released from Litein AIC Hospital. They also gave police their statements, which led to the suspect’s arrest.
Despite having his own room, the schoolteacher was said to have slept in the boys ’ dormitory.
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Further scholars were stressed to have been sexually assaulted by the schoolteacher, but the incidents weren’treported.A analogous complaint was made against another elderly schoolteacher at the academy, according to parents, but the matter was kept quiet.
The academy was deserted on Tuesday morning, with the gates locked and a guard patrolling the emulsion.
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