In Summary
  • A teacher at Kabiangek Primary School in Konoin constituency is said to have sent the girl, Jackline Chepng'eno, home after she soiled her dress while in class.
  • The matter was discussed at length during a county education board meeting chaired by Dr Elias Kirui.
  • County Director of Education Mabale Indiatsi said accounts by teachers and pupils would form part of his report to the Ministry of Education.

Police have officially launched an investigation into the death by suicide of a class six pupil from Bomet County after she was ridiculed over menstruation.

A teacher at Kabiangek Primary School in Konoin constituency is said to have sent the girl, Jackline Chepng'eno, home after she soiled her dress while in class.

The needy 14-year old took her life on September 6, shortly after narrating her ordeal to her parents at Chemelet village.

Her mother Beatrice Koech said the teacher termed her "dirty" and embarrassed and humiliated her before the entire class.

MEETING

The matter was discussed at length during a county education board meeting chaired by Dr Elias Kirui.

Kenya National Union of Teachers branch Executive Secretary Malel Langat, Bomet County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding and County Director of Education Mabale Indiatsi attended.

Mr Omoding directed Mr Indiatsi to tour the school and establish why the girl could not be given sanitary pads.

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