Thursday, 21 March 2013


 A secondary school in Gilgil has been closed indefinitely following allegations that the principal was having love affairs with students.

The Ministry of Education ordered Eburu secondary school to be closed sending over 300 students home with parents calling for the arrest of the teacher.

It emerged that for years, the headmaster in the day and boarding institution had love affairs with students and some of the teachers were aware but not report the school head.
Trouble started after the students went on strike to protest the interdiction of one of the teachers for absconding duty.

A parent only identified as Mburu told how parents arrived in the school to address the strike only to be met with new information of sexual abuse.

“Many of us were left in shock and tears as the students opened up and told of sexual abuse by the headmaster,” he said.

The parent said the students told them that headmaster would call them to his office at night and sexually molest them with warning of suspension if they revealed the affair.
“Many students have opened up and we call for the arrest of the headmaster,” said the parent.

A student who declined to be named said that only form fours were spared in the abuse.
“We knew what was going on and many of us lived in fear and shame until today when we decided to open up,” she said.

Contacted on phone, the Nakuru County Education Director Mathew Aboka confirmed the closure of the school.

He said that investigations had started but could not disclose any information saying that it was too early.

“It is too early to give any information as investigations into the allegations have started,” he said.

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