CS Matiang’i orders investigations into Keveye Girls’ caning

February 25, 2016 3:10 pm
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Matiang’i however cautioned against ‘putting too much politics and innuendos to it’ when he was asked to comment about the video recording shot at the school’s staff room/FILE
Matiang’i however cautioned against ‘putting too much politics and innuendos to it’ when he was asked to comment about the video recording shot at the school’s staff room/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on Thursday morning visited Keveye Girls’ High School following a video expose in which teachers at the school were recorded caning girls.

He said investigations will be carried out and those responsible will be held accountable.

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The video is said to have been recorded at the school’s staffroom before last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.

The school board was directed to conduct its investigations and submit its report.

“We will act, I promise you, and I can’t come all the way and not act. We respect the institutional and operational independence of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC),” he said while speaking to the media at the school.

Matiang’i however cautioned against ‘putting too much politics and innuendos to it’ when he was asked to comment about the video recording shot at the school’s staff room.

But even as investigations were launched, Matiang’i was full of praise for the school which he said was a top performer in the county.

In his view, the video recording was also an exaggeration of the media.

“We have talked to the teachers, we have talked to the principal and we have talked to the county directors, I think there is a bit of exaggeration,” he said.

In the video in which four teachers are seen caning the girls, one of the teachers is visible and identifiable.

The video is said to have been recorded at the school’s staffroom before last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.

The school board was directed to conduct its investigations and submit its report.

READ: Teacher films colleagues ruthlessly caning pupils in Western Kenya

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