Maasai Girls closed over rape claims

Maasai Girls closed over rape claims

- in Education, News

Maasai Girls’ School in Narok county was closed indefinitely on Tuesday after parents stormed in seeking answers on rape claims.

They had camped outside the school from as early as 6am after reports that a male teacher had been demanding sexual favours from the girls.

It was said that some students alerted their parents who dashed to the school.

The students protested by refusing to go to class and demanded action against the teacher who reportedly hid in the principal’s office.

Principal Rose Oteko told the media that the administration asked police to investigate.

“We acknowledge receiving the information about one of our teachers demanding sex from the girls. We did not [dismiss it as a rumor],” she told reporters. “The school will remain closed until further notice.”

She added, however, that they suspected a former teacher had incited the students.

Oteko’s sentiments were echoed by county Education Director Samuel ole Sankale who said they would speed up investigations.

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