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Moi Girls re-opens amid rape investigations ,CS Amina assures security

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Moi Girls re-opens amid of rape investigations ,CS Amina assures security (Courtesy)

By Kevin Kyalo

NAIROBI—Learning is expected to resume at the Moi Girls School Nairobi early next week under a new board of management and parents/teachers association.

According to a programme released by the Ministry of Education, students are to report by 2pm Sunday and will all be registered on arrival.

“The students are required to be accompanied by their parents who will be allowed to access dormitories until 3pm” read the programme from the Ministry of Education.

A meeting to discuss on the state affairs of the school will be held on Monday between parents, the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

On Tuesday normal learning will commence.

The girl’s school was closed last week when a student was allegedly defiled in one of the dormitories.

On Saturday, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed appointed a nine-member interim board of management for the school.

The new board is made up of senior officials drawn from the Education ministry and the TSC.

They include Nairobi Regional Coordinator for Education John Ololtuaa (Chairman), Rose Ombeva, Lydia Mutegi, Bernard Kimachas,  Gichuhi Ndegwa, Rashid Mohammed, Fidelis Nakhulo, Lucy Mugambi and Cicely Musyoki.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Government Chemist last week took DNA samples from eight staff members of the school, among them six teachers, for forensic analysis.

The school re-opens amid of investigations and the final report is not yet out.

On Wednesday, a principal from Kitui County was arraigned in court for defiling one of his form four female student.

The CS has also set up a team to develop a policy to address sexual and other abuses in schools.

The specialized teams consist of sexual and gender-based violence experts, forensic, pathology and safety in education practitioners.

They will offer the Ministry of Education immediate and long-term solutions.

Amina has assured that adequate security measures have been put in place to guarantee the students their security.

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