Education CS Geroge Magoha has said that the Ministry will investigate the events that led to a class six girl committing suicide in Bomet after being shamed over menstrual periods.
The CS spoke after meeting Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris on Thursday.
Passaris remarked that she would be keenly following on the matter and the release of sanitary towels across schools in the nation.
Grateful to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha for agreeing to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of a student in Bomet due to period shaming. I look forward to the outcome of your inquest & to the release of sanitary towels to schools across the country. https://t.co/G2PVVKAqHn pic.twitter.com/gqcZvwTZ4I
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) September 12, 2019
On September 6 the girl from Bomet County took her life after her teacher humiliated her for having stained her uniform.
The mother of the deceased identified as Beatrice Chepkurui revealed that the pupil hanged herself after being chased away from her class in Kabiangek.
“She had nothing to use as a pad. When the blood stained her clothes, she was told to leave the classroom and stand outside,” remarked Chepkurui.
Further information pointed out that the girl never returned home after she was sent to fetch water.
Regional police boss Alex Shikondi had reiterated that the death surrounding the girl was being investigated.
The headteacher of the school had however declined to comment when sort to explain the issue.
More than 200 parents had marched to the school in protest to the matter and condemned the school management for failing to protect the child.