11 teachers face abuse cases – TSC

Thursday, November 24th, 2022 02:00 | By
Nyamira County Teachers Service Commission Director Catherine Mwenda PHOTO/Courtesy

Nyamira County Teachers Service Commission Director Catherine Mwenda has warned teachers against abuse of learners, saying they risk disciplinary action, including dismissal from service.

Mwenda said there was a rise in various forms of abuse by teachers in schools by teachers in Nyamira County.

“Teachers are meant to be children’s main protectors and caregivers but are on the contrary doing the opposite,” she said while explaining that the abuse can be verbal, physical or sexual.

Serious threat

TSC  is currently probing 11 cases of alleged sexual abuse by teachers in Nyamira, she disclosed.

“We are professionally handling the cases and if proved to be true, then the teacher in question will be dismissed and his TSC number revoked because he has proved to be a serious threat to learners,” Mwenda said.

She added: “TSC deals with teachers who have sexually abused learners professionally whether the court sets them free or not. We have a well-resourced investigation department and if our investigations confirm that the reported sexual abuse incident is true, then the teacher’s TSC Number is revoked if you are not employed by government and dismissed if you are a government employee,” the director stated.


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