Update: The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Thursday, February 2, suspended six teachers of Itumbe Dok Primary School in Kisii County for allegedly ordering pupils to engage in indecent acts as a form of punishment.
The tutors will be suspended indefinitely pending the conclusion of investigations by police officers.
Should the tutors be found guilty, they will face further disciplinary action as directed by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has stated that the six tutors from Itumbe DOK Primary School accused of administering indecent punishment on learners will face disciplinary action.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, February 2, Machogu affirmed that the teachers would also be dismissed if found guilty of the crimes leveled against them.
In the video that has since gone viral, the teachers compelled the students to perform indecent acts mounting on each other.
The tutors are also heard threatening to beat up the students if they disobeyed the orders.
Nyamache Sub-County Director Linet Onduso later affirmed to the press that the six teachers were arrested pending investigations into the disturbing incident.
Nyamache Sub-county police boss Kipkemoi Kipkulei also affirmed that the teachers' phones were confiscated to investigate the intent for recording the video and posting it online.
According to Kipkulei, one of the teachers revealed that the pupils had been reported for conducting such acts at break time hence they sought a demonstration to understand the matter.
“We have confiscated their phones. We questioned them and they told us that one pupil had reported them about what they were doing at break time. That they only wanted them to demonstrate to them what they were doing," Kipkulei stated.
Kenyans expressed their anger over the teachers' conduct as the majority called on the Ministry of Education to crack the whip against them.
According to Kipulei, they would await instructions from the Ministry before concluding investigations.
“The Ministry officials are the ones to tell us what to do. We are questioning all the teachers at that school. Five of them are female and one is male. The ministry will guide us in whatever way possible. We are also aware that we cannot afford to paralyse learning at that school," he noted.
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