PARENT PROTESTS EXPULSION OF DAUGHTER FROM SCHOOL

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Milimani Law Court.

BY SAM ALFAN

A parent has moved to court protesting the expulsion of their daughter from school.

The daughter is said to have been sent home over alleged misconduct.

According to the parent, the 14 year old was taken to hospital by the mother to see an optician after visiting her in school during their Academic Day.

The parent wants the Board of Directors of Pioneer Girls School in Kiambu stopped from discussing the two-week suspension slapped against their 14-year old daughter.

“The school breached the petitioner’s constitutional right to education under Article 43 (f) of the Constitution. The right to education cannot be curtailed through a totally flawed disciplinary hearing that relied on hearsay evidence,” argues the lawyer

According to the father, the school administration had become hostile and resurrected past incidences to justify her unlawful suspension.

The girl had reportedly told her mother during the April holidays, who informed the Dean of Residency at the Kikuyu campus, about suspect nocturnal activities and possible sexual misconduct between the roommates.

He further argues that no formal suspension letter was handed to the girl’s mother who was orally informed that her daughter was involved in bullying and engaging in scuffles with other students.

After the girl’s father protested the harsh treatment, the Principal promised to consult the Managing Director of the group of a
Schools.

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