Kenyan teacher canes pupil to death over tuition fee

2016-05-25 12:27


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Nairobi - A teacher at Kiserian Primary School in Kajiado North County, Kenya, has been arrested for killing his Class Six pupil.

Dickson Isidi was reported to have killed 11-year-old Loice Wanjiru after she failed to raise KES 40 tuition fee.

According to The Star, Wanjiru collapsed after Isidi caned and pushed her to the wall.

She died upon arrival at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she had been referred for treatment.

Teachers had been administering capital punishment on pupils even though it was illegal in the east African country.

In January, another teacher caned a 14-year-old boy to death for reporting to school late.

The school head, however, absolved the responsible teacher of blame, saying the boy was epileptic, Daily Nation reported.

Read more on:    kenya  |  east africa  |  education  |  crime

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