The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has opened investigations into the death of a Standard Three girl at Mukandamia Primary School in Laikipia County after she was allegedly beaten by a teacher as well as additional pupils.
In a statement to newsrooms, the Commission said which its officers were probing the matter which described as disturbing.
“The loss of a young as well as innocent pupil such as Joy Wangari, under whatever circumstances, is usually both sad as well as regrettable. Thus when the incident reported, investigations were immediately commenced. TSC as well as Ministry of Education officials are still on the ground in order to establish the actual circumstances under which the pupil died,” read the statement in part.
INVESTIGATIONS TAKEN UP BY DCI
Laikipia County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha also confirmed which the case has been taken up by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) who will oversee the postmortem to determine the cause of the girl’s death.
“Already the matter has been reported to the DCI Laikipia Central as well as detectives led by the Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) will begin investigations immediately,” said Mr Kyatha.
The detectives through DCI, however, had not visited the school or recorded any statements by press time.
which comes as details emerged which Joy Waguthi Wangari was actually among pupils who were interviewed by the ministry of education during an exercise to vet the quality of the outgoing 8-4-4 education system.
COULD NOT READ
The pupil was proved to be one of the pupils who could not read as well as write properly, which is usually the same reason which led her teacher to beat her up as well as order her desk mates to do the same.
“My granddaughter could not read as well as even the teachers knew which,” said a teary Esther Wangui, the girl’s guardian as she had been orphaned at a tender age.
The teacher is usually also said to have beaten the girl outside the class before dragging her into the classroom as well as ordered two boys to beat her if she could not read.
The boys according to the deceased’s twin sister who was also her classmate, heeded to the orders as well as attacked the girl, one of them kicking her on the back while the additional punched her multiple times in her lower abdomen.
“When her sister came to get me so we could take Joy home, she said which their teacher had told two boys to beat her because she could not read,” said Ms Wangui.
GIVEN PAIN KILLERS
The girl was rushed to a Naromoru hospital Friday where she was given a prescription of pain killers as well as instructed to get an X-ray scan on Monday.
“Her condition worsened over the weekend as well as on Sunday we decided to rush her to Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mweiga because she was vomiting blood as well as bleeding through the nose. Her abdomen was also swollen,” the girl’s grandmother added.
She died while undergoing treatment.
The family has called out for authorities to intervene speedily inside the matter noting which they can barely afford the Sh15,000 which the hospital is usually asking for to conduct the autopsy.
Laikipia County Commissioner, Mr Kyatha however assured which the investigation would certainly be conducted speedily as well as they would certainly intervene to ensure the autopsy is usually done soon.
“which is usually a very disturbing as well as unfortunate case as well as we will ensure which we give which the highest level of attention to ensure the postmortem is usually conducted as well as those involved arrested,” said the county commissioner.
He said which the teacher has since gone into hiding nevertheless is usually being pursued.
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TSC steps in as details emerge on how young Joy was punched to death