CJ Martha Koome Warms Parents Against Suing Teachers And Schools.
Chief Justice Martha Koome has warned parents and Guardian against suing teachers and school after their children have been expelled for breaking school rules.
Koome has warned such parents that such cases will be dismissed and the parents will be responsible for the costs.
Speaking at Loreto Limuru Girls’ High School in Kiambu County on Monday, Koome stated that all forms of indiscipline cannot be tolerated and that parents must take responsibility for raising their children in a moral manner.
CJ Koome proposed an improvement to child protection laws so as to ensure that all children are fully protected. She warned that any suspects found guilty of child abuse will face a sentence of at least 20 years in prison.
“We do not encourage indiscipline at all we have the obligation to bring up our children, to encourage them, support them,” CJ Koome said.
“Whoever violates a girl child or a boy child will be imprisoned for 20 years to pay for the pain and the agony that they caused the victims”, She added.
CJ Koome was accompanied by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who also challenged parents to get involved in the upbringing of their children, and urged them to create ample time to spend with their children while at home.
Appellate court judge Mumbi Ngugi, for her part, urged the government, through the Ministry of Education, to ensure that most national public schools have special classes for students with disabilities, so that they have equal opportunities as other students in the country.