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Tue May 24 21:38:42 SAST 2016

Kenyan teacher charged for sexually assaulting 10 pupils aged between 8 and 11

Agency staff | 16 March, 2016 12:40

Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

A teacher in Meru County, Kenya, was on Tuesday charged for sexually assaulting 10 pupils.

Forty-five-year-old Julius Mwiti was said to have used his fingers to penetrate the private parts of the girls, aged between 8 and 11, between November last year and March 7 this year.

Mwiti, however, denied the charges and was released on bail, amid reports that he also faced another case over the support of a child he had with a former pupil at the same school.

Teen pregnancies are on the rise in Kenyan schools, with a recent survey blaming it on teachers and motorbike taxi operators.

According to The Star, most of the teen mothers end up dropping out of school or entering into early marriage.

Source: MyNews24

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