A multiagency task force has directed the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations to open investigations on two senior teachers at Thiru Primary School in Laikipia West where three students were tied to a tree as punishment.

The task force led by Nyahururu sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Moses Muroki had on Wednesday morning arrived at the school that is located about 15 kilometres from Nyahururu town where statements were recorded from teachers and students.

He directed the Laikipia West DCI office to open investigations against the school headteacher Ms Shelmith Thimba and her deputy David Maina who allegedly tied the three pupils to a tree last Friday as a punishment for truancy and delinquent. 

In the pictures that went viral on social media, three pupils are seen tied to a tree in the school compound.

The deputy headteacher is reported to have taken the pictures of the three pupils tied to a tree last Friday, posted them on the school teachers’ WhatsApp group before another teacher leaked them to social media on Tuesday. 

Ms Kandenge who is in charge of quality assurance and standards in the Rift Valley said that disciplinary actions will be taken against the two if found guilty.

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