May 16, 2022

Gatanga student Ebby died after a teacher assaulted her for bad hair –DCI

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The DCI has established that Ebby Noelle Samuel died after an assault by her teacher at St Anuarite Gatanga Girl’s school.
The school then changed its name from Gatanga CMM Secondary school to St Anuarite Gatanga Girl’s school.
“The team has established that on a fateful night, Ebby had been assaulted severely by a senior member of the school’s administration on allegations that her hair had been styled contrary to school regulations,” the police said in a statement.
This happened during evening preps time, minutes before the 9 pm bedtime bell rang.
Ebby, retired to bed that night with severe injuries
The DCI started investigations on January 10, this year.
“Ebby who was a form one student at the school met her death under mysterious circumstances, on the night of March 8-9 2019, with the school administrator stating that the form one student had fallen from her bed the night before her classmates noticed her motionless body,” the police said.
The police have been secretly recording statements from students and teachers to establish the actual circumstances that led to Ebby’s death.
The police say that the school intimidated witnesses and opted to take their statements once the schools were closed.
“So far, we have recorded several statements all of which contradict the account given by the school administration,” the police said.
The team has established that on a fateful night, Ebby had been assaulted severely by a senior member of the school’s administration on allegations that her hair had been styled contrary to school regulations.
This happened during evening preps time, minutes before the 9 pm bedtime bell rang.
Ebby, retired to bed that night with severe injuries.
That was the last time Ebby’s friends saw her alive, as their efforts to wake her up the following morning turned futile. An autopsy conducted by the government pathologist confirmed that Ebby died as a result of blunt force trauma, due to head injury.
“The detectives are also investigating a conspiracy to defeat justice by the school administration, which gave contradictory statements and has been intimidating students who are willing to give the actual account of what transpired. This informed the decision by detectives to visit the children in their homes where they have opened up on what transpired,” the police said.
Investigations are in advanced stages and it is only a matter of time before the perpetrators of Ebby’s killing are brought to book and held accountable for their actions.

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