A form two student at Nairobi School was brutally beaten to the extent of suffering brain damage. It is alleged that school prefects assaulted the student even as a report indicates that the rate of bullying in Kenyan schools is higher than the world rate.
Following the bullying incident, relatives of the boy have confirmed that the student is set to undergo surgery.
The boy’s mother earlier opened up about the incident in a WhatsApp group composed of parents and students.
“Am looking at our son now and I can’t believe Nairobi School has wasted him so much. We have to supervise him even as he eats and brushes his teeth. Went to pick him and found he had lost most of his uniform, looking dirty and unkempt. He is even back to peeing in bed something he had never done. He has gone mute and can’t even name the prefects who beat him. I feel so tired, and I don’t have the energy to fight right now. Let us first address the health issues. Please pray for him”
“He told his friend that he was being beaten a lot by some perfects all over his body but mostly his head. He pleaded with the friend not to let us know what he was going through because he was afraid we would go to the school and ask, then when his back the prefects would continue beating him up,” added the parent.
The mother revealed that his son now has to wear diapers, adding that, “He cannot recall even his own siblings.”
“His classmates reckon his behavior has changed for the past one and a half weeks. He would go to the wrong class sometimes,” she continued.
After the media highlighted the issue, government officials have opened up investigations into bullying claims.