East African Standard, February 17, 2001

(Kenya) 8-year-old girl dies following corporal punishment by teacher

A primary school teacher who allegedly caned a Standard Two pupil to death has been arrested by police.

The teacher allegedly caned an orphan, Esther Njeri Maina, 8, to death last Friday at Ng’araria Primary School, Maragua.

The teacher, together with his colleagues, rushed the child to Thika District General Hospital where she was confirmed dead. Njeri was among pupils who had apparently not completed mathematics homework.

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