On Friday a secondary school teacher was sentenced to three years for slapping a student.
Wycliffe Kingori Mwangi a teacher at Kaaga Girls High School was found guilty of slapping a form three student on March 24, 2014 rupturing her left ear drum.
Passing sentence Chief Magistrate Lucy Ambasi had no doubt that the student was assaulted causing her to undergo surgery to correct her hearing.
The student was accused by the school of practicing lesbianism, an accusation that the student was not given an opportunity to defend herself.
The school was mentioned during the hearing for failing to conduct investigation into the matter but instead they expelled the student to cover up the matter.
According to an eye witness, trouble began when the teacher received claims that the student peeped at other student when taking a birth.
When the student confronted the claims, she was slapped by the teacher before being taken to the principal’s office.
She later asked for permission to visit a hospital after developing infection of the ear, teachers claimed she was faking sickness before they expelled her together with 12 others.