Primary school teacher killed and body burnt in Kitui East

Education official says parents waylaid teacher as she headed home from school on Monday

In Summary

•Subcounty police commander Malasi said he had dispatched an OCS to the scene

•Police were trying to establish if it was an open case of murder or mob justice

Kitui county director of education Salesa Adano who condemned the teachers the killing.
BARBARIC: Kitui county director of education Salesa Adano who condemned the teachers the killing.

Police in Kitui East subcounty were on Tuesday investigating an incident in which a Primary school teacher was murdered in cold blood and her body  set ablaze on Monday evening.

Subcounty police commander Consaga Malasi said on phone it had not  been determined  Daisy Mbaluka of  Ndooni Primary School in Malalani location  was lynched  by mob or murdered by some individuals.

“The OCS has proceeded to the area. The report was given late. So the OCS will brief me once he gets to the scene since I cannot give a full report at the moment. He should ascertain whether there was a death and it was a murder,” said Malasi.

Malasi said there were conflicting reports about the incident, with mob justice and murder theories being floated. He said if it is established it was a murder, then the killer(s) would be pursued.

 Kitui county director of education Salesa Adano condemned the killing of the teacher. He claimed  a group of parents waylaid  the teacher as she headed  home from school on Monday, brutally slashed  her  with pangas  to death and  set her  body on fire.

“This is a barbaric criminal incident. The security officers have moved there to establish what exactly happened. But we will follow  up the  matter to ensure  justice is served for the teacher who was killed in cold blood,” Salesa said. He said there was no justification for a teacher to meet such inhumane death.

Information filtering in from Malalani  said  the teacher could have  been lynched  by community members who accused  her of  possessing  witchcraft she used to torment  children at  Ndooni primary  where she worked.

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