Nyamira teacher arraigned for allegedly assaulting grade four pupil

Jackson Mobisa Marucha a primary school teacher based in Nyamira County was arraigned at a Keroka Law Court for assaulting a pupil.

According to reports in court, Marucha caned the pupil 107 times on March 26.

However, the teacher pleaded not guilty to causing grievous harm to the minor.

Four minors testified in the case whose next hearing will be on October 4, 2023.

Marucha, a teacher at Riang’ombe Primary School in Borabu, is said to have mercilessly beaten the 9-year-old Grade Four pupil after he reported that his school uniform had been stolen from the clothesline.

According to reports, Marucha attempted to conceal the heinous act by keeping the boy locked away in a dormitory and denying him medical attention after realizing how severe his injuries were.

The incident left the boy with severe injuries in that a chunk of flesh was missing from his buttocks.

The incident came to light after the boy’s classmates informed the minor’s uncle, who had gone to visit him in school.

The boy’s uncle was reportedly prohibited from seeing him by the school administration before the revelation by the minor’s classmates.

The boy told medical attendants at Nyamira Referral Hospital while recuperating that Marucha mercilessly caned him despite his pleas for mercy.

Marucha was arrested on June 4, after being on the run for close to 2 months.

By Thuita Jaswant

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