Kenya National Union of Teachers has termed “malicious fabrication” the Teachers Service Commission’s report on alleged bullying at Alliance High School.
Secretary general Wilson Sossion the damning report by TSC on the bullying in the school borders on malice targeted at the school’s principal, David Kariuki.
Sosion who was speaking after speaking in Kitengela after opening a workshop of for teachers drawn from marginalized areas in the country at Galaxy Hotel.
He said he fails to understand what the TSC was aiming to achieve in peddling lies about a 19 year old student in Form 4 at the school who has a history of indiscipline cases.
The KNUT secretary said the alleged student is not in Form 1 as earlier claimed and had allegedly sneaked out of school with soiled clothes which he took them to Jogoo House (Ministry of Education) on February 17.
“This whole saga borders on vendetta directed at the school’s principal who has starling record in his career of more than 30 years,” said Sossion.
The report by the TSC has left the country wondering whether the bullying had been in the school for years.
Tales of what the students were allegedly subjected to, read like the script of a horror movie.
The report which was sighted by Sossion had claimed the student was beaten through the night and his limbs broken after he was earlier forced to lie on graves and making phone calls using smelly shoes.
The allegations came right after news that the principal of the school David Kariuki had somehow left the teaching profession.
TSC accepted what it said was a normal resignation by Kariuki, after 29 years of service.
Teachers’ union, KNUT, on the other hand had earlier protested Kairuki’s sudden departure claiming that the teacher had been forced out on flimsy grounds.
The workshop dubbed “Promoting the rights of indigenous people in education and trade union” was a two day event that ended yesterday.
Sossion said indigenous people’s right to education is paramount and it means access to quality education enabling them to make decent and proper choices, offering their children an education that helps them to develop their potential.
It was attended by teachers drawn from across the country.