A secondary school teacher was arraigned before a Narok court charged with defiling his student. Anyuna Geoffrey Okumu who is a teacher at Maasai Girls Secondary School in Narok town appeared before Narok chief magistrate Wilbroda Juma charged with defiling the 15-year-old Form Two student on October 26 and 27 this year at his house at Lenana Estate in Narok town.
He also faced two alternative charges of indecently assaulting the minor by touching her private parts. The accused chose to remain silent as the charges were read to him and was remanded in custody until November 12 when the minor will testify.
The accused will remain behind bars until the hearing of his case.
Teachers Service Commission has voiced concern over the number of teachers who get involved in sexual activities with their students against the law and professional ethics of the teaching profession.
TSC announced that it had sacked 36 teachers for professional misconduct, including having sexual relations with learners. In a gazette notice dated October 4, TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said the teachers had been removed from the teachers’ register and will not be allowed to teach in any school, including private institutions altogether.
The teachers were removed from the register between March and June this year. TSC received 1,000 cases of indiscipline among teachers this year with 600 being registered across the 47 counties, while 400 cases were registered at the TSC headquarters.