Skip to main content
October 21, 2018

Moi Girls student was raped, House team report says

A parent leaves Moi Girls' School Nairobi after the school was closed over rape allegations, Sunday June 3, 2018. /VICTOR IMBOTO
A parent leaves Moi Girls' School Nairobi after the school was closed over rape allegations, Sunday June 3, 2018. /VICTOR IMBOTO

One student was raped at Moi Girls School Nairobi, the National Assembly's Education Committee has said.

The team chaired by Tinderet MP Paul Melly has asked DCI George Kinoti to bring the perpetrator to book.

They asked Kinoti to expedite investigations to ascertain the circumstances under which the sexual assault happened.

The committee also wants DCI to identify the suspects, establish whether there was a cover-up by the school management and recommend prosecution of all individuals found culpable.

“One girl was physically and sexually assaulted. Indeed, there was an act of sexual penetration on the victim whose cause and nature could not be established by the committee,” the team's report, seen by the Star, reads.

Read: DNA tests clear male teachers, workers in Moi Girls' rape saga

The 38-page report is awaiting tabling before the House. The findings corroborate medical reports by both Nairobi Women Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital confirming penetration and presence of sperms in the victim. Dr Felix Wanjala from the Nairobi Women’s Hospital said the findings were also confirmed by the hospital’s gynecologist.

On June 2, a Form 2 student was allegedly raped at the school in the washroom by a knife-wielding attacker at 2am. Two other girls were also assaulted by attackers.

Thirty-two male teachers and workers at the school were asked to provide DNA samples for testing following the claims. After missing the deadline, the Government Chemist released the DNA results and cleared all staff.

The committee accused the institution of security lapses, citing lack of proper surveillance at night.

Read: FIDA, parents dismiss Kuppet's report on Moi Girls rape

Click here for the latest political news

 


Poll of the day