A 20-year-old student has been handed an 18-month non-custodial sentence by a Nyahururu court after he was found guilty of assaulting his teacher, causing disturbance in school and damaging property. – By John Mutiso.
Samuel Muigai, a Murichu Secondary School student, was arrested after he beat up his teacher who had wanted to reprimand him for jumping queue when the students were being served lunch.
Senior Resident Magistrate James Wanyanga, also directed that Samuel should be transferred from Murichu Secondary School in Nyandarua County to another secondary school in Nakuru County.
This, according to the court, is to ensure he is not mistreated by his colleagues or teachers at the school.
Samuel who appeared before the court on Tuesday, February 16, pleaded with the Nyahururu court to pardon him promising to work on his anger.
The learner also expressed remorse at what happened and said he would make it his personal responsibility to look for the teacher and apologize to him for disrespecting him.
The teacher identified as James Gikonyo sustained injuries on his head and mouth during the January 18 incident which left the entire Nyandarua county school reeling in shock.
In his ruling, Wanyanga considered a pre-sentence report where he handed the minor an 18-month probation for the first two counts and dismissed the third. The court ordered that he appear in court on December 16, 2021, when a progress report on his behaviour will be presented.