City teacher charged with sexually molesting Class Six boy
A teacher at Toi Primary School in Nairobi who is accused of sexually molesting a Class Six pupil has been charged before a Kibera court.
Hezekiah Ogany however denied defiling the 13-year-old boy pupil on July 7, 2018 while appearing before Kibera senior principal magistrate Barbara Ojoo.
The court released the accused on a cash bail of half a million shillings with a surety of a similar amount. Hearing of the case is set for October 8, 2018.
The accused, Mr Ogany, is a math teacher at Toi Primary School in Kibera, and is also facing an alternative count of indecent act with a Child.
According to the boy, the teacher had sexually assaulted him on several occasions since 2016.
According to the Headmaster of the school, Mark Omuyonga, the case was officially presented to him on Monday, a few hours before the suspect was taken into custody.
On Tuesday morning emotions ran high at the school as parents had gathered at the gate demanding answers on why their children could be preyed upon by those who are expected to keep them safe.
The child’s mother, said she first noticed a change in his son’s behavior two weeks ago after he complained of a painful experience when passing stool.
“When I took to hospital the doctor who examined my son said his anus was enlarged and also had wounds,” she said.
The mother claims her son was subjected to the ordeal when he was attending tuition and that the teacher used to kiss and hug him. Later, she further claims, the teacher took to touching the boy’s private parts and asking him why it has grown well.
“He used to take him to an empty class and lay him on the bench before he starts sucking him and then he puts his on in his mouth,” the mother narrated.
According to Kilimani OCPD, Michael Muchiri, police investigation will not be limited to the suspect alone.
“The suspect, when he was questioned about it confessed that he had defiled the child. As to whether there will be other cases, we can only wait for any other pupils to come forward and report,” said Mr Muchiri.
He added that investigators are talking to the principal, teachers and some of the boy’s fellow students.
“We want to establish if this is an isolated case or something else,” he said.
The family and other students in the schools are expected to go through counselling.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is also looking into the matter to ascertain if the school administration was aware of the incident and how soon.
According to the TSC, the suspect is an employee of the school’s Board of Management.