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TSC probes death of student after caning in Subukia

The Commission's Head of Communication Kihumba Kamotho pointed out that TSC and Ministry of Education officials have already recorded statements from a number of individuals to establish the circumstances leading to the death of the pupil/FILE

The Commission’s Head of Communication Kihumba Kamotho pointed out that TSC and Ministry of Education officials have already recorded statements from a number of individuals to establish the circumstances leading to the death of the pupil/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 – The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says it is investigating an incident where a student was caned to death by a teacher in Subukia, Nakuru.

The Commission’s Head of Communication Kihumba Kamotho pointed out that TSC and Ministry of Education officials have already recorded statements from a number of individuals to establish the circumstances leading to the death of the pupil.

Through a press statement, he stated that due process will be followed and appropriate action taken in dealing with the matter, in accordance with the law and the Code of Regulations for Teachers.

“Investigations into the issue commenced on Monday, 17th October 2016 when the matter was brought to the attention of the Commission. TSC and Ministry of Education officials have already recorded statements from relevant individuals in a bid to establish the circumstances leading to the death of the pupil,” he said.

He further indicated that the TSC is committed to the welfare and protection of all learners in line with the Constitution, the Teachers Service Commission Act and the Code of Regulations for Teachers and policy.

“The Commission would further wish to condole with the family of David Ndung’u for the untimely demise of their son and promise to undertake comprehensive investigations to address the matter in a conclusive manner within its professional mandate,” he stated.

Over the past months, there have been a string of deaths caused by students being caned by teachers despite the abolition of corporal punishment in schools.

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