Four Baringo High School teachers charged in court over Corprol punishment on a Form 3 student

Four teachers of Baringo High Court have been charged in court over alleged cruel treatment of a student at the school.

They are suspected to have administered corprol punishment to a 16 year old child who is a student at the school.

The teachers Joseph Mwangi, Alex Bii, Amon Korir and Elijah Maru denied tye charge when they appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Koech.

The charge sheet stated that they subjected a child to cruel treatment treatment namely corprol punishment contrary to Section 25 (3) (b) of the Children’s Act No 29 of 2022.

The reaches are accused of committed the offense on February 20th and 21st 2024 at the school.

The school is located in Koibatek

Parents of the student protested to the school after their son sustained injuries mostly on the legs.

The child was allegedly forced to walk on his knees of rough surface, beaten up and forced to eat left overs as food for three days.

The boy had been accused of stealing some items belonging to his colleagues.

Human rights crusader Kimutai Kurui teames up with the parents to have the teachers arrested and prosecuted.

“What we want is justice for the child because we all know that such punishment is illegal and also so cruel on a child ” , said Kurui.

A swollen limb of a rogue student who was beaten up by the teacher

The alleged assault on the student was reported to the Eldama Ravine police leading investigations and prosecution.

Magistrate Koech directed that the case be mentioned on April 2nd while the hearing was set for August 7th 2024.

The teachers were freed on a sh 20,000 bond each.