TEACHERS EXONERATED FROM KAKAMEGA PRIMARY SCHOOL TRAGEDY; TSC NEWS
Kakamega Primary School stampede probe report is finally out. The investigations into the unfortunate event that claimed the lives of 14 pupils have indicated that teachers were not responsible for whatever happened.
The results of the investigation have also ruled out reports that church cults and ghosts may have been caused the accident.
In fact, the teachers were the first ones to respond to the sound of the alarm.
“Upon the sound of the alarm, teachers were the first to rescue the pupils who had stumbled on each other and were trapped in the building,” reads part of the report.
This report is a relief to teachers who had been accused of negligence, a key offense listed in the TSC Act that can lead to the suspension and/ or dismissal of TSC-Employed teachers.
NO CRIMINAL ACT
According to the police, the Kakamega Primary School stampede was an accident and no crime was committed.
“There is no clear criminal act that has been committed that is evident, no persons have been mentioned in connection with the stampede as well. This was an unfortunate event,” said the report.
The report also exonerated some churches that had holding services at the school from suspected cultism.
Parents had grown impatient over the delayed release of the report. This prompted the CS Education Professor George Magoha who recently paid a visit to the tragic site to urge them to bury the past and focus on more important issues affecting the institution.
These sentiments sparked uproar and protests from parents especially those who lost their children in the tragedy.
“A lot is being peddled on social media regarding what happened. We should not allow politicians to cheat us with what they think; let us learn from past mistakes and wait for the report,” said the CS.
The much-anticipated report comes four months since the incident happened. Parents at the school have however criticized the report for failing to capture fine details of what could have happened.
Meanwhile, the Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion has pushed for a special committee to look into the status of public schools, infrastructure.