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The National Gender and Equality Commission has Thursday strongly condemned the reported incident at Itumbe Primary School in Nyamache Sub-county, Kisii County where pupils were coerced and filmed to participate in an indecent act by their teachers.

The Commission mandated to promote and protect the rights of special interest groups, including children said the incident is a gross violation of the children's rights as guaranteed by Article 53 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which outlines the rights of children to protection from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

“We urge the police to take swift and decisive action to bring the culprits to justice and ensure that the full force of the law is brought to bear on them,” said NGEC.

In addition, the commission also wants the Teachers Service Commission to take administrative measures against the teachers involved to prevent any future incidents of this nature noting that such incidents undermine the efforts made by various stakeholders to protect the rights of children in Kenya.

“We call upon all educators and those in positions of authority to respect and uphold the rights of children as enshrined in Article 53 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” NGEC concluded.

The video of the incident referred to by NGEC had been trending on local social media platforms since Monday causing a huge uproar.

Police said they traced the footage to the Itumbe DOK primary in Nyamache, Bobasi constituency.

Detectives stormed the school Wednesday afternoon and conducted the arrests.

The suspects were cited as Everline Moraa, Gladys Kenyanya, Angelica Joseph and Moraa Nyairo.

Others are Catherine Moraa and William Isoka.

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