Teachers involved in the violent punishment of a student in a viral video have been arrested.
Two teachers from Nyamninia Primary School in Gem sub-county were arrested and booked at Yala police station for allegedly assaulting a class eight candidate for failing to achieve 400 marks.
The two teachers will be arraigned on assault charges on Monday.
An amateur video posted on social media shows a school student crying loudly, his body covered with bruises, vowing not to return to school.
"It is better that I do not go to school; the grades I received are to the best of my ability." Why should I be beaten if I can't get 400 points? "We're suffering, there's not enough food in school," said the student in the amateur camera footage.
According to the mother of the child, this is not the first time the student has faced the wrath of the teachers.
"I was astonished the first time I heard about the horrible punishment that students face at school; a teacher supposedly stripped my son naked and caned him in that state." Does this imply that the candidates must go through hell to pass?" said the distressed mother
She also stated that other parents have frequently expressed their dissatisfaction with the punishments meted out to students at the institution.
The Ministry of Education forbade corporal punishment in academic institutions, and if found guilty, the teachers would face assault charges.