Shock as a standard 8 pupil is beaten to death by teacher

Subukia Primary School is in the hot seat following the the passing of a Standard Eight student after he was purportedly beaten by a teacher.

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The teacher is said to have beaten the 14-year-old David Ndung'u last week, after the kid performed badly in the Social Studies subject.

Corporal punishment in schools was banned by the government in 2001.

The instructor allegedly blamed Ndung'u for downgrading the performance of the whole class, which in turn reflected negatively on the teacher's performance as well.

The mother of the deceased, Elizabeth Nyokabi, narrated the story to the Standard:

"My son said he was feeling sick when he came back home that day. He later told me a teacher had beaten him severely for failing to score the minimum marks he had set for the class.

He said the teacher caned him everywhere, including on the head," said Ms Nyokabi.

"He said he was considering not doing the KCPE exams because the teacher had given up on him and he was also tired of the beatings.

I took him to Subukia Hospital where he was treated and discharged, but Ndung'u's condition worsened last Friday.

By the time he was being admitted, my son was very weak. He could not walk on his own and I had to support him."At 9pm last Saturday, Elizabeth received the call no parent ever wants to hear: a doctor telling her that her son Ndung'u had died.

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