Wajir Principal arrested over defilement as teenage pregnancy escalates

Idle Abdi Haret who is Principal of Habaswein Mixed secondary school in Wajir was arrested on Sunday after defiling a KCSE candidate.

The principal allegedly raped a 18-year-old girl who had asked him for a lift in his car on Saturday, November 3, at 3 pm in Habaswein town.

Confirming the incident, Wajir County Police Commander Stephen Ng’etich said the principal was arrested on Sunday after a medical report of the victim showed there was penetration.

Education CS Amina Mohamed, while in overseeing the opening of KCSE exam containers in Mombasa, said the matter is under investigation.

This is happening amid pressure on teachers over increased pregnancies of teenagers.