In Summary

  • Several students have testified in court of their ordeal in the hands of the teacher.
  • The hearing continues on August 5 when one girl and four parents are scheduled to give their evidence.

A pupil on Tuesday narrated to a Meru court how her teacher sent her classmates away before he sexually abused her.

The 11-year-old Standard Four pupil at Mugae Primary School, told Meru chief magistrate Lucy Ambasi how her English teacher repeatedly assaulted her on March 3.

“I was at the offices of the Food for the Hungry with my three other classmates when the teacher appeared. He told the others to leave as he wanted to share something with me.

“When I was left behind, he removed my clothes and [assaulted me]. After the incident l told my class teacher what had transpired. She allowed me to go home since l was feeling a lot of pain,” said the girl who was the sixth prosecution witness.

The girl was giving her evidence in a case where a teacher, Julius Mwiti, 45, has been charged with sexually abusing ten girls aged between eight to eleven.

He also faces ten alternative counts for practicing indecent acts with children.

Mwiti is out on Sh1million bond.

The second minor to testify on Tuesday said that being the class prefect she was assaulted many times because she had to take books to him for marking.

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