Photos : Mystery surrounds death of student lovers in hostel

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A community has been left puzzled after two teenage lovers and students of  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)Kelly Okonkwo Gerald, died in their room.. The community woke up, last Monday, to find the students dead in a room at Diamond Lodge. The building is an off-campus hostel.
The late Kelly, who was a student of Entrepreneurship Department, was said to have visited her boyfriend, simply identified as Gerald, who was a 24-year-old 200-Level Public Administration student, in his hostel for the weekend. But, three days after they had been together, the love birds were brought out of the room dead. Other occupants reported the matter to the nearby Oyi Police Station.

When the door was forced opened by the police, Kelly’s body was found beside Gerald, who was said to be unconscious at the time. They were almost naked.
The police rushed the unconscious Gerald to the university’s Teaching Hospital in Amaku, where he died. The late Gerald was the president of Diamond Lodge.
Other occupants, who spoke to our correspondent, described the incident as mysterious, saying the hostel was not attacked by either armed robbers or cultists. Other students living in the hostel and a nearby building, Gift Lodge, fled in fear.

While Igbariam residents are still pondering over the deaths, there are speculations that Kelly and Gerald may have died from some abuse. Some attributed the mystery death to generator fume and food poisoning; others said they could have been attacked by cultists.
It was learnt that the late Kelly had bruises around her shoulders, fuelling fears that she might have been raped to death. Some students believe the death was spiritual, because the victims were said to have attended a vigil together at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otoko on Friday, where the preacher warned students on immorality and premature death.

The late Gerald’s friend, who declined to give his name, said:

 “After the vigil, we all came back home to sleep. The last time I saw Gerald was on Saturday morning after he had his bath. At that time, I knew the late Kelly was around. Gerald and I even exchanged pleasantries before he returned to his room.

“There was a downpour on Saturday and I saw Gerald pulling down his curtain and also shifting his generator’s position. So nobody knows for certain what actually happened.”

CAMPUSLIFE gathered an autopsy was carried out on the bodies.The late Kelly’s course mate, Chizoba Onyechi, said

: “We were working on a farm when the assistant class governor screamed and started to cry. She said she got a call that Kelly had died.  Many of us did not believe the news because she was being expected to join the assignment. We all rushed to her hostel, Gift Lodge, only to discover that the incident occurred at Diamond Lodge.
“I noticed she had bruises all over her shoulders. We carried her body into the waiting police vehicle, because the policemen refused to touch the body. We have been hearing different reports on what caused the death but nobody can say what happened.”

Culled from the Nation

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Photo : Tiwa Savage narrates how she and her mum ran into David Beckham

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Tiwa Savage just shared a story about her mum’s encounter with David Beckham in London…

“Flash back Friday to just a few days ago …. Mummy and I are in selfridges baby shopping (you never stop buying BTW) and all of a sudden she shouts BECKHAM. Low and behold David Beckhamwas on the same floor shopping with this daughter. I was beyond embarrassed. She then proceeds to ask for a pic even though it was obvious he was trying to stay low key but he was kind enough to agree to take a pic with my tiny embarrassing mama. Then all of a sudden she didn’t wanna leave the store after she has been complaining that we had bought enough LOL … Ok fine make I confess me sef wan take pic but fear dey catch me besides my fat swollen face didn’t really encourage me…ssshhh pls don’t tell my mum. I told her I didn’t take a pic because I was feeling like a fellow celeb as well #InMyMind #benditlikebeckham #hewasthereason #ibecameamanUfan #lovemymama #sheisthecutest #lookatherhappyface #prayingtobeagreatmomlikeyou #SavageSoldiers #BBHMM”

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Manchester City To Offer 40 Million Euros For Sterling

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Sterling wants a big move, Manchester City want a big player (which Sterling really isn’t) and Liverpool want big money. Liverpool had rejected an initial offer of 30 million Euros for Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and the Etihad Stadium side are preparing a bigger bid.

Liverpool reportedly would not let Sterling go for less than 50 million euros and Brendan Rodgers had earlier insinuated that Liverpool would be more than willing to hold Sterling until the end of his current contract. Manchester City are however not willing to pay as much as 50 million for the teenager but they would pay 40 million euros which is the amount they are reportedly getting set to put forward for Sterling’s services.

Sterling has refused to commit his long term future to Liverpool and the youngster is looking to move to a club that would guarantee him trophies and UEFA champions league football every season

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White Professor Rachel Dolezal under fire for pretending she’s black(Photos)

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 A white professor  and civil rights leader is under fire for claiming she was black..Spokane’s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)Chapter President Rachel Dolezal, has been misleading people about her ethnicity for years.

Dolezal, who has been a civil rights activist across Idaho and Washington and works part-time as an Africana Studies professor at Eastern Washington University, is now facing a city ethics probe for falsely claiming on an application that she was black.

Her parents, who are estranged from their daughter, say they first found out she was claiming to be African American as they read a newspaper article about her ‘some years ago’.They say they are Czech, Swedish and German..

They have also claimed that she cut them out because she didn’t want them ruining her image.Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal spoke from their home in Troy, Montana on Friday ..Her mum told CNN

Rachel has chosen to distance herself from the family and be hostile towards us,’ her mother said. ‘She doesn’t want us to be where she is, she doesn’t want to be seen with us because it ruins her image.’
They say their daughter began sounding African American on the phone and then she started to ‘disguise herself’ from around 2007, her parents said.

Although they and other friends in their community knew that she was white, they did not speak out about it because they originally thought it was an ‘artistic representation’.

But after learning that she was claiming to be African American, they did not take the initiative to say anything until they were recently contacted, they said.
‘We’ve never been asked these questions until now,’ her father said.

The 37-year-old divorcee sports tight, dark curls, but childhood photos show a fair and freckled blonde child

It’s very sad that Rachel has not just been herself,’ ‘Her effectiveness in the causes of the African-American community would have been so much more viable, and she would have been more effective if she had just been honest with everybody.

She has also previously claimed that her white father is her step-father.

In January, a photo showing Dolezal and a black man on the Spokane NAACP’s Facebook erroneously identified the man as her father.

On Wednesday, a reporter from KXLY confronted Dolezal a photo of her with the African-American man while on camera.

‘Ma’am, I was wondering if your dad really is an African-American man,’ the KXLY reporter asked.

‘I don’t understand the question,’ Dolezal replied. ‘I did tell you [that man in the picture] is my dad.’

‘Are your parents white?’ the reporter asked. Dolezal then removed her mic and walked away.

Reached by the Spokesman-Review, Dolezal answered questions about her ethnicity by saying:

 ‘That question is not as easy as it seems… There’s a lot of complexities … and I don’t know that everyone would understand that… We’re all from the African continent.’

She has since used social media as an outlet for her frustrations about being a person of color in a very white corner of America.


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De Gea Set To Hand In Transfer Request

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De Gea is really trying to push a move to Real Madrid through in coming weeks as the UK Sun reported that the 24 year old Spanish shot stopper is getting set to hand in a transfer request.

De Gea has thrown Manchester United into a goalkeeper search frenzy, following his announcement of his intentions to join Real Madrid in the nearest future. Manchester United are believed to be stalling on releasing the player who has just one year left on his old Trafford contract as Real Madrid are also believed to be preparing a 30 million Euro bid for the Spaniard

Manchester United would be forced to sell De Gea this summer but Van Gaal may just be holding out to find a replacement first.

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MTV Base Africa’s Twitter Account Is Way Too Rude

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Someone at MTV Base Africa probably thinks rude is the new cool.

The TV channel’s official account was under fire for throwing shade at Burna Boy‘s disappointment at not being nominated individually for any category in the upcoming MTV MAMAs.

The account went as far as mocking Burna Boy with a meme, and insulted a fan who had asked for the simple meaning of “francophone.”

The tweets have not been deleted, and neither has the channel offered an apology for their horrendous conduct on social media.

Maybe MTV Base approves of being rude to artistes and fans.

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Roma Prepare Nani Bid

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It is no secret that Manchester United do not want Nani anymore. But rather than have the Portuguese leave Old Trafford on loan again this season, AS Roma are prepared to take him off Van Gaal’s hands permanently.

Nani was less than impressive at Lisbon despite a promising start at the club and the Portuguese outfit refused to move to make his deal permanent. Nani is currently back at Manchester United and Van Gaal is actively trying to ship him out. Roma are however contemplating a bid for the fleet footed winger who Rudi Garcia believes could add dynamism to his attack. Nani would join up with Gervinho and Matia Destro to form an awesome attacking pairing just ahead of Francesco Totti, if the veteran stays another season.

Roma are preparing their official bid but it is believed that the Italian side would make offer in the range of 10 million euros for the Portuguese.

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Interpol Suspend 14 Million Euro Deal With FIFA

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The International Police Agency and FIFA had signed an agreement on an anti-match fixing campaign which was supposed to be worth about 14 million euros in 2011 but Interpol have suspended the program over allegations of corruption.

FIFA is being investigated currently by the United States authorities and Swiss Police for mismanagement, corruption and money laundering, prompting Interpol to suspend their partnership with world football’s governing body. ‘In light of the current context surrounding Fifa, while Interpol is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sports programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,’ Juergen Stock, the head of Interpol, said. ‘The agreement between Interpol and Fifa stated that the football body must be compatible with the principles, aims and activities of Interpol.’ FIFA have spoken via a representative to express their disappointment at the suspension of the deal and their desire to help with the investigations and punish all the people involved.

Well it might be a while before FIFA are finally out of the woods.

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Player Fails Drug Test After Applying Mustache Growing Cream

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South Korean forward, Kang Soo-Il was billed to make his debut for his country in the UAE this weekend but the South Korean authorities decided to run a random drug test which the player failed and was subsequently banned.

Soo-Il is going to miss Korea’s clash with Myanmar and also faces a K-league ban of 15 matches. Weirdly, the forward claims he did not ingest any performance enhancing drugs but that the banned substance was an ingredient in a mustache growing cream which he applied. The Korean Football Association however threw out his argument and banned him anyway.

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Manchester United Officially Reveal Memphis Depay

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Manchester United have officially revealed new signing Memphis Depay.

Depay, who joins the Red Devils from PSV Eindhoven, signed a four-year contract with an option for one more year.

Depay arrives at Old Trafford with many expectations, after leading the Eredivisie in scoring last season and making the shortlist for the Best Young Player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Depay said: “This is a dream come true for me; to play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone who I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis van Gaal. I have great belief in my ability and I work hard to strive to achieve my dreams.”

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Mystery surrounds death of student lovers in hostel(Photos)

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A community has been left puzzled after two teenage lovers and students of  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)Kelly Okonkwo Gerald, died in their room.. The community woke up, last Monday, to find the students dead in a room at Diamond Lodge. The building is an off-campus hostel.
The late Kelly, who was a student of Entrepreneurship Department, was said to have visited her boyfriend, simply identified as Gerald, who was a 24-year-old 200-Level Public Administration student, in his hostel for the weekend. But, three days after they had been together, the love birds were brought out of the room dead. Other occupants reported the matter to the nearby Oyi Police Station.

When the door was forced opened by the police, Kelly’s body was found beside Gerald, who was said to be unconscious at the time. They were almost naked.
The police rushed the unconscious Gerald to the university’s Teaching Hospital in Amaku, where he died. The late Gerald was the president of Diamond Lodge.
Other occupants, who spoke to our correspondent, described the incident as mysterious, saying the hostel was not attacked by either armed robbers or cultists. Other students living in the hostel and a nearby building, Gift Lodge, fled in fear.

While Igbariam residents are still pondering over the deaths, there are speculations that Kelly and Gerald may have died from some abuse. Some attributed the mystery death to generator fume and food poisoning; others said they could have been attacked by cultists.
It was learnt that the late Kelly had bruises around her shoulders, fuelling fears that she might have been raped to death. Some students believe the death was spiritual, because the victims were said to have attended a vigil together at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otoko on Friday, where the preacher warned students on immorality and premature death.

The late Gerald’s friend, who declined to give his name, said:

 “After the vigil, we all came back home to sleep. The last time I saw Gerald was on Saturday morning after he had his bath. At that time, I knew the late Kelly was around. Gerald and I even exchanged pleasantries before he returned to his room.

“There was a downpour on Saturday and I saw Gerald pulling down his curtain and also shifting his generator’s position. So nobody knows for certain what actually happened.”

CAMPUSLIFE gathered an autopsy was carried out on the bodies.The late Kelly’s course mate, Chizoba Onyechi, said

: “We were working on a farm when the assistant class governor screamed and started to cry. She said she got a call that Kelly had died.  Many of us did not believe the news because she was being expected to join the assignment. We all rushed to her hostel, Gift Lodge, only to discover that the incident occurred at Diamond Lodge.
“I noticed she had bruises all over her shoulders. We carried her body into the waiting police vehicle, because the policemen refused to touch the body. We have been hearing different reports on what caused the death but nobody can say what happened.”

Culled from the Nation


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Dear Para-Militaries, You’re No Longer Permitted To Wear The Camouflage Uniform – FG

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The National Security Council has banned the use of camouflage uniforms by various security agencies other than the Armed Forces namely; the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

This was delivered in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade on Friday.

According to him, the Nigerian Police will however use the uniform when in Joint Operation with the military or on special operation such as specific anti-riot missions.

The new rule was enacted as a measures to streamline the use of camouflage uniforms.

This, he said, was in view of the security implications and concerns raised on the clamour, duplicity and proliferation of camouflage uniforms in the country.

The statement read, “The use of camouflage/fatigue is therefore restricted to the military and for occasional use by the police henceforth.”

Mr. Olukolade added, “The directive also stipulates that the military is to adopt only two types of camouflage for the three arms of the Armed Forces.

“All para-military agencies using various camouflage/fatigues uniforms have up to January 2016 to withdraw such materials currently in their inventory.

“With this development, the Ministry of Justice along with law enforcement agencies have been tasked to ensure that extant laws guiding the use of uniforms in Nigeria are strictly enforced.

“In the same vein, the Office of the National Security Adviser has been vested with the authority to vet and clear any production and supply of camouflage uniforms in Nigeria.

“The proliferation and imitation by criminals and impostors using uniforms especially the camouflage have been generating some concern in national security circles.

“The development has been communicated to all the agencies by the Office of the National Security Adviser.”

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Obama replies those who call him an idiot…

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President Obama has revealed he replies hate mails…He says some even call him idiot..
The president admitted that he doesn’t only respond to the letters he receives praising his administration, but also the ones that criticise.
In an interview with Extra, posted to their YouTube channel, he said

I get 10 letters a night out of 40,000 letters and emails and messages that we get, some of them are just saying thank you for something, some of them are saying you’re an idiot,’

When the stunned interviewer, Jerry Penacoli, asked whether people who sent the insulting letters are surprised by the response..The president replied

‘I think sometimes they are,’But I try to address the concerns.’


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Buhari Jets Off To South Africa Ahead Of AU Summit

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving Abuja for South Africa on Saturday, June 13, to attend the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg.

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According to a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari will be undertaking his first continental assignment since taking office by chairing the meeting of the Peace and Security Committee of the AU summit, which will hold on Saturday, the day of his arrival.

The President is also expected to hold bilateral talks with other African leaders on the sidelines of the summit to consolidate his ongoing drive to secure Nigeria and neighbouring countries from Boko Haram.

Mr President will be back in Nigeria on Tuesday, June 16.

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MUSIC: Runtown – Bend Down Pause ft Wizkid

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Fresh from releasing the visuals to his continental smash collaboration – The Banger featuring Uhuru; Runtown brings forth his brand new single – Bend Down Pause.

‘Bend Down Pause’ features starboy Wizkid and was produced by the prolific Del B, Runtown has also line up an international collaboration featuring DJ Khaled and then his debut album is also expected to drop in a few months.

Enjoy Runtown’s latest HIT single – Bend Down Pause

 

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo To Step Down On July 1

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The man, who helped turn the message start-up Twitter into a global town square, Dick Castolo is stepping down amid criticism over the company’s disappointing financial performance and a recent stock slide.

According to AFP, he will be replaced on an interim basis from July 1 by co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Mr. Costolo, a wealthy former entrepreneur who has led Twitter for the last five years, had grown tired of second-guessing by Wall Street, with its focus on the social network’s sluggish user growth and its repeated failures to make its products more appealing. In January, he confided to friends at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that he did not need the aggravation anymore.

A statement by Twitter said Costolo would remain as a member of the Twitter board and that Dorsey would stay as CEO of Square, the financial technology group he founded, during the search for a new chief executive.

”The future belongs to Twitter thanks in large part to Dick Costolo’s dedication and vision”, the statement concluded.

Now Twitter, which has 302 million active users, faces deep questions about the future of its messaging service, which is built around 140-character snippets of text in a world that is increasingly about photos and video.

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Wole Soyinka Blasts Sexual Offences Bill in Open Letter

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 Noble Laurette professor Wole Soyinka has condemned the Sexual Offences bill which makes it legal for a man to have sex with female child who is 11 years and above..He wrote to mark MKO Abiola Day, today June 12..

Dear Friends and Comrades,
Regretfully, I am unable to be with you tomorrow morning. However, I extend a warm embrace to you in your resolve to keep within Nigeria’s short memory the events that have been central to the attainment of our democracy – warts and all – enjoyed today by you and me. June 12 remains the true Democracy Day despite the unprincipled efforts of some prime beneficiaries of that struggle to expunge it from a people’s chronicle.

    If I had been able to join you, I would most certainly have asked you for help. It has to do with the nation’s latest alleged legislative stance against sexual abuse – molestation, rape, paedophilia etc etc. I am only a layman, not a “learned brother”, so any help from the learned is earnestly solicited. The question on my mind is this: is that legislative reinforcement not merely a case of rubbing vaseline on leprosy?
    In this supposedly progressive bill, sponsored by the respected Senator Chris Anyanwu. I could not help but notice a reiteration – as if to ensure that there is no ambiguity – of the word “child”,  near superfluously. Well, we understand “child” as defined in most dictionaries.  There is however also child as defined by the Nigerian legislature. This  definition is contained in a prior Bill, sponsored, no less, by a notorious serial paedophile  and cross-border sex trafficker, yet lawmaker – one Ahmed Yerima.
    Does Yerima’s Bill, gleefully assented to by his peers, not simply vitiate this latter, supposedly humane concern for the protection of the child? Again, I confess to being only a ‘bloody layman’ in such matters. However, reading both bills, it strikes me that all the new bill does is empower the clique of paedophiles. All you need do is “marry” even a six-year old under any local laws, and do whatever you want with her. Through marriage, she is already an “adult”. Her “defiler” is now fully protected by this law. She is not. The current Bill is the ancient story of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.  End of story? Yerimah and his fellow perverts are having the last laugh.
    This issue of child protection looms large all over the world – including bills passed or under debate. It is one that defines us in our own estimation and in global view as worthy to be counted among humanity, or as the basest kind of living species that exist solely for their sensual gratification, even at the cost of the emotional and physiological well-being of the weak and vulnerable of society. Our lawmakers have betrayed our children.
    This latest addition of insult to social injury was tucked within a last-minute avalanche of bills that were passed at lightning speed during the tail-end of the last legislative assemblage –  47 bills in  under 3 hours – surely one for the Guinness Book of  Records. An accident? Or by design? This bill, subjected to wrong arguments, merely consolidates the reduction of female minors to sex objects.  As long as you can afford a bag of rice or – as in the case of cross-border tastes such as Ahmed Yerima’s – ten thousand dollars, you are free to rape a child to death.  This, surely cannot pretend to represent the will of a people who care. Once you re-define female adulthood as marital status, all subsequent protection bills for the girl-child are worthless, cynical.
    Neither culture nor religion is at issue here. It is, quite starkly, an issue of science, the science of the human body, one that demonstrably instructs us when the female human body is still at risk from conjugal rites. We should therefore call upon the Medical Association to take the lead on this, a human issue that affects all men and women of conscience. A nation should not be founded on the sexual exploitation of the fragile, and innocent. The debate must remain open.
    President Buhari – and here I make my first imposition on his presidency – should never place his assent on such a nefarious distraction. Its implications doom the victim to afflictions that churn the stomach even to think of the human toll. Perhaps those legislators think that vaginal fistula is something thought up arm-chair critics with nothing better to occupy their minds. No matter, let those who profess a genuine concern declare their stand on this. On my part, I find unacceptable any effort to build a nation on  perversions that merely minister to man’s sexual appetites. This is a sordid appeasement of a minority who actually require psychiatric help.  President Buhari should not give his assent to the Bill without amendments that address the earlier Yerima gift to the nation. It’s a trap!
    Let us learn from the heroes of June 12.  Few people have done more for the cause of liberation than the Hero of this day.  M.K.O.Abiola was an open polygamist. None of his wives was ever found to be below the only age of consent that is now needlessly under contention  – the scientific. We cannot substitute science and observation for any spurious alibis that sacrifice the child to private lust!
    The debate must remain open until resolved in favour of the child.
Wole SOYINKA


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Sexual abuse is rapidly creeping into Kenyan high schools

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For generations, authority and discipline have been deeply rooted in African schools — the first environment any child is exposed to outside the family set up. However, this power is easily misconstrued and in many instances results in the abuse of a student’s vulnerability either physically, emotionally or sexually.

In exchange for good grades, treats and most importantly, the fear of infuriating their  school “guardians”, many Kenyan youths have been victims of sexual violence in secondary schools. An act which ought to be frowned upon, it is very often swept under the rug to avoid stigmatisation or tarnishing the image of these educational facilities. It is a crime which is rarely reported or suspected until a glaring and possibly life threatening situation is at stake; this could range from teenage pregnancies to HIV. With the current  situation of  child abuse in Kenya, the authorities have been tasked to dig into the roots of this violence while creating a safer environment.

Kenya’s authorities have banned 126 teachers for “gross misconduct,” finding 96 of them guilty of having sexual relations with students. This course of action is a departure from when The Teachers Services Commission (TSC) would only suspend or transfer offenders. In tandem with this ruling, a child welfare society in Kenya also urged the director of public prosecutions to imprison those convicted so as to prevent harm on other children in future. In the past two years, about 1,000 teachers have been sacked in Kenya for sexually abusing girls, most of which occurred in rural primary schools.

Analysts have also looked into the possibility that poverty is often a factor in child sex abuse in schools. Simon Harris, a British charity worker was on February 26, 2015 sentenced to 17 years and four months in jail for molesting children during his 20-year stay in Kenya. The former teacher from Herefordshire was immediately labelled one of Britain’s most sadistic child molesters to ever live in Africa.  

However, the society shares in the blame for failure to report these crimes, forgetting that the psychological trauma of abuse often has stronger effects on a child’s psyche. Kenyan children, especially girls, need to be protected. Geoffrey Cherongis, Provincial Director of education in Kenya’s western Nyanza Province, urged the entire community to cooperate with the authorities in the battle against this  fast growing plague. “The government has made it clear that it will not condone the sexual abuse of children in school… but we can’t know unless it is reported to us.” 

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