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Form Four students ambush ‘no-nonsense’ Maths teacher at home, beat him up

In Summary

  • The Form Four students are all day scholars at St John’s Sikinwa in Saboti, Trans Nzoia County.
  • They have not been seen in school since Monday, and teachers are demanding they be arrested and charged.

A secondary school teacher in Trans Nzoia County is nursing injuries following an attack by three of his students.

Two of his colleagues are lucky to have escaped the ordeal unharmed.

Nicholas Bett, a Mathematics teacher at St John’s Sikinwa in Saboti Constituency, was allegedly attacked by the Form Four students at his home at around 7:30 pm on Saturday.

The three ambushed him at his residence, which is adjacent to the day and boarding school.

Students go missing

The KCSE candidates, who are all day scholars, reportedly hit him with a blunt object on his neck, before landing on him with blows and kicks. Bett is said to be a tough teacher, who insists that his students take interest in the subject.

His colleagues, Job Naibei and Michael Odhiambo, who also live in the same compound with the victim, escaped the ordeal after neighbours raised alarm, forcing the suspects to flee.

They have not attended school since Monday.

Naibei and Odhiambo filed a report at Gituamba Police Station, demanding the rogue students be arrested and charged.

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Trans Nzoia County Sec-Gen Furaha Lusweti urged the Teachers’ Service Commission to transfer the teachers.

Cases of students attacking their teachers have been on the rise since schools reopened after they were closed indefinitely thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In January this year, a Form Three student at Kisii High School stabbed two of his teachers after he refused to be punished for reporting late to the institution.

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