Principals meet in Mombasa amid sexual abuse storm in schools

Principals meet in Mombasa amid sexual abuse storm in schools

More than 8,000 secondary school heads are set to converge in Mombasa for their annual conference amid rising cases of sexual harassment of students.

The principals will meet at the Wild Waters Centre in Mombasa during the 43rd Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kessha) annual national conference from Sunday to Friday.

The meeting comes as police are investigating circumstances under which a Form Two student at Moi Girls School, Nairobi, was raped last week.

This week, Maasai Girls School in Narok was also closed indefinitely after more than 700 students walked out to protest over alleged sexual harassment by a male teacher.

Speaking to the Saturday Nation on phone, the Kenya Secondary School Head Teachers Association chairman Indimuli Kahi warned teachers and principals against preying on their students. But Mr Kahi cautioned Kenyans against blanket condemnation of teachers.

“Some of these students can decide to frame a teacher or a principal for one reason or [another]. When such reports are made, let us allow investigations to be concluded,” he said.

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