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Sunday, 9 November 2014

KNUT GOES TO COURT TO DEFEND AMOROUS TEACHER

Kenya National Union of Teachers Vihiga branch has moved to court to stop the interdiction of a deputy principal alleged to have had carnal knowledge of a girl student of his school.
The branch has filed a civil application at a Kisumu court which granted an injunction quashing the interdiction of Elisha Kedode, the deputy principal of Mbihi High School who allegedly spent a night with his 19-year-old Form Four student in a lodging room.
In the application certified as urgent and filed by Obura Obwatinya, the secretary of the Teachers Service Commission and the board of management of Mbihi High School are cited as the first and second respondents respectively.
The defence argues in its grounds that the board of management of Mbihi High School called a secret and illegal meeting and purported to discuss the conduct of the deputy principal in his absence without according him the chance to defend himself.
The defence argues that the second respondent had hatched a plot to humiliate Kedode and hound him out of the school. The defence further avers that the charges against their client are false and meant to cause the first respondent to intimidate the teacher without defending himself which is detrimental to his welfare and family.
Vihiga Knut branch executive secretary Dick Atsiaya swore supporting affidavit in defence of the teacher on behalf of the union.
The court granted leave of stay for any further action so as to protect the status quo in that the teacher remains in his station of work and directed that no adverse report should be made by the first respondent and second respondent without according him a hearing.