KCPE Candidate Beaten to Death by Headteacher

KCPE Candidate Beaten to Death by Headteacher

KCPE Candidate Beaten to Death by Headteacher

John Ochiel, a friend of a family whose kid was a KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) candidate in 2023, has described how the alleged beating death by school staff.In an interview, Ochiel revealed that he had seen a video of the dead writhing in agony and describing how his headmaster at a Homa Bay County primary school had severely beaten him, leaving him with severe injuries.

Ochiel claims that the boy’s injuries may have contributed to his death, as  determined by the results of a post-mortem performed by the family pathologist. The video of the conversation, in which the youngster talked in a dialect that the host  interpreted, said, “My teachers… they hit me hard.. then my body was swollen, I  was unable to cry.”

The child can be heard complaining in agony, saying, “They hit me hard till I fell  down, even though my backside is swollen. They told me to come with my parents  the next day.” John Ochiel chose to get in touch with one of the teachers the boy in the video  named after viewing it for the first time in order to find out exactly what had  transpired.

“He informed me that the headteacher gave him the order to summon those boys  and girls to his office,” Ochiel revealed that the youngster had been found in possession of a piece of  paper carrying a mobile phone number when he was called into the office. The teacher initially asserted that the boy supposedly had a romantic relationship  with a girl attending the mixed-gender school. Later on, the teacher rewrote the story to say that the youngster known as Rambo  had consumed poison, according to Ochiel’s account. John said that this position begged more inquiries.

Ochiel claims that apparent bruises and blood clots from the autopsy performed  by the family pathologist revealed that the dead had suffered significant injuries  to his stomach, behind, and private regions. According to the report, the majority of fatal wounds were to the head, including  one at the back that was followed by a blood clot in the brain, indicating possible  internal bleeding that may have contributed to his demise. John emphasized that he took a picture out of concern that the report would be  changed. “During the process, I had a claim of what was written in the report  (postmortem), and I took a picture,” he claimed. The teachers’ attorney and pathologist, who had a different report indicating that  the youngster died of poisoning, were on their side.

Ochiel disclosed in the interview that he tried to voice his worries by calling the local chief, but the official turned him down, saying the issue was being exaggerated. He also disclosed that the school’s record on beatings in the classroom was mixed, with teachers often accused of abusing their power.”Where did the blood clot come from? They didn’t even come to offer their condolences to the family; they are just making assumptions about the poisoning,” John questioned.”It’s really painful to lose a child in such a situation,” he continued.

In an effort to set an example for others, Ochiel urged the authorities to look into the case in great detail and to bring the offenders to justice.The Kenyan constitution forbids the use of physical punishment in any setting, including schools.

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