Women leaders decry abuse of the girl child
Two women leaders from Kitui County have put on notice teachers who prey on their female students and asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to impose stiffer penalties on amorous teachers.
Kitui Deputy Governor Peninah Malonza and Kitui South MP Dr Rachael Nyamai said cases where teachers defile their students in Kitui South Constituency were high and reiterated the need to tame teachers who sexually abuse their pupils.
“We cannot allow dreams of young girls who have a bright future to be shattered by shameless
teachers,” said Nyamai.
She noted that some of the cases she has received cannot be divulged and it was up to the teachers concerned to stop the practice or face dire consequences.
The two leaders were speaking at Mutomo Girls’ Secondary School during sub- County Education and Prize giving day.
Nyamai asked District Education Officers to report immediately such cases not only to the TSC but also to all relevant authorities including the police as it was the only way of enhancing the rights of the girl child.
She praised the Jubilee Government following an announcement that they will pay both secondary and primary examination fees for students in public schools saying this came as a big relief to the parents.
Malonza asked legislators to prioritise education in their Constituency Development Fund (CDF) programmes saying the county government pays more attention to early child development..