KNA A teacher at Ololulunga boys’ secondary school in Narok South Sub County who was charged with sodomising students has been released on a bond of Sh. 500, 000 and two sureties.
Mathews Janone Muteshi had pleaded not guilty to the charges before the court on July 7 this year but remained in police custody waiting for the bond ruling.
Muteshi had been charged with two counts of defiling two boys and another count of abusing his office as a teacher on diverse dates between 2016 and 2021 at Ololulunga boys’ secondary school.
Narok Chief Magistrate George Wakahiu, released the teacher on bond awaiting the mention of the case on July 27th, this year.
The police officers arrested Mr. Muteshi on June 30, 2021 in Nakuru County after he had gone missing from his workstation since June 15 when the case had been reported to Ololulunga police station.
The teacher has been in custody since then as the court had granted the prosecution time to complete investigations on the matter. The investigators were to retrieve phone calls from the Safaricom Company and record statements with the victims and witnesses during the period the teacher was in police custody.
Muteshi was posted to the said school in January 2013 where he has been to date.
Narok Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) director Bernard Kimachas told KNA that they will invite the teacher to appear before the Education Board committee where he will defend himself before they take action. “There is a probability that the teacher will be interdicted. However, we will first give him a chance to defend himself in front of the education board,” said Kimachas.
He called on teachers in the county to be role models to the young learners entrusted to them by parents saying such immoral behaviours will not be tolerated.