Corporal Punishment Teacher beats pupil to death

The 14-year-old David Ndung'u is said to have been beaten by the teacher last week for performing badly in the Social studies subject.

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Elizabeth Nyokabi, mother of David Ndung'u play

Elizabeth Nyokabi, mother of David Ndung'u

(Mercy Kahenda)
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A Standard Eight student of the Subukia Primary School in Kenya has passed away after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher.

The 14-year-old David Ndung'u is said to have been beaten by the teacher last week for performing badly in the Social studies subject.

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

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Narrating the story to the Standard, the mother of the deceased, Elizabeth Nyokabi, said: "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," she said.

"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," she added.

She said at 9pm last Saturday, she received a call from a doctor telling her that her son, Ndung'u had died.

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