7 teachers in court after forcing pupils into an indecent act as a punishment – Eagle News Feed
Seven teachers from Itumbe D.O.K primary school appeared in an Ogembo law court for subjecting pupils to an indecent act.
This is after a video went viral of the teachers cheering the pupils while on the act.
Drucella Moraa 48, Angelicah Masiah 33, Cathrene Mokeira 38, Wiliam Isoka 46, Gladys Kwamoka 50, Evaline Moraa 47 and Obadiah Nyaribo 33 appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Paul Biwott.
The seven were arrested Wednesday by police officers from Nyamache police station and spent the night at Nyangusu police station.
Court prosecutor Ian Mukusi prayed to detain the suspects at Nyangusu police station for 14 days to enable investigation officers complete investigations.
He said within the 14 days the investigation officer will be able to record witness statements to avoid tampering with the witnesses.
He said the video shows public morality which needs to be safeguarded.
“Rights of these children were violated in these video, I will submit to these courts to detain the respondents(teachers)until the investigation is over and they will be charged in court,” said the court prosecutor.
Edward Begi representing the suspect opposed the application and said the application is based on lies and the court was not told what mistakes his clients committed.
“I ask this court to uphold the human rights of the respondents and release them on bail as the police conclude with investigations,” said Begi.
He said the school has eight teachers and seven of them were already in court and this is paralyzing learning in the school and the court should consider releasing them.
Begi told the court the case being of public interest is a statement of the bar and this court should not buy it.
He said the police were misusing some sections of the law since the teachers are only suspects who should not be condemned.
The Magistrate said he will make a ruling Friday if the teachers will be released on bail or not.
They were detained at Nyangusu police station until Friday when the court will make a ruling on the application.