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Tuesday 7 October 2014


Vihiga teacher who slept with student downs rat poison 
The deputy principal of Mbihi Secondary School in Vihiga county who was allegedly involved in a night sexual escapade with his student attempted to commit suicide by taking poison.

And to avoid being sacked to enjoy his retirement benefits, he wants to settle the matter with the student’s family. He wants to marry her, settle her in his farm in Kitale and pay dowry. Further he has told those close to him he is willing to part with  Sh200,000 to the father of the girl. But according to sources, his move is too late as he faces sacking despite desperate bids to safeguard his job.

Reliable sources said the deputy  principal who fled through the school fence from angry parents and boda boda operators baying for his blood after the incident, went to his Kitale home where he took rat poison.
Neighbours rushed him to hospital where he is reported to be out of danger. The amorous teacher is said to have defiled his 19-year- old Form Four student in a Chavakali lodging. He was wearing a blue pant on that fateful night, she explained. She said they never used a condom.
Earlier, he had issued the girl with a leave out permission for a medical check-up at Vihiga District Hospital. Instead, the 54-year-old teacher with a family of 10 children arranged with the student to head to Chavakali after changing to home cloths.

A family friend of the student’s parents who spotted the two at a popular joint rang his father who laid a trap at the school gate the next morning. He was shocked to see her daughter being dropped by a boda boda motorcycle operator at around 9 am carrying a shopping bag with items bought by the teacher.

She confessed to have spent the night with her discipline master who has even bought her a mobile phone. The father stormed the school accompanied by other parents, members of the public and the boda boda operators threatening to lynch the deputy head but he escaped.
Vihiga county Teachers Service Commission director Francis Ngware said he had directed the school principal Bernard Mudome to convene a meeting of the board of governors to deliberate on the issue. He further said that the deputy head and student will appear before the board and the teacher will be interdicted if found guilty.

Ngware added that the parent and student had recorded statements with police while the commission was in possession of the student’s medical examination report.

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