By CAPITAL FM/Judie Kaberia >>> "It’s no longer about my job, it’s about my life. That is all I have to fight for,” 28-year-old teacher Ancellah Cherotich Kessio told this Capital FM reporter when they met for the first time about three weeks ago.

As she recalled the incident, she explained that she found it prudent to give her employer time to handle the matter since she had reported it to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Kessio joined Uhuru Secondary School, Nairobi as a History and CRE teacher in 2015.

But little did she know that she had landed herself into a worrying step in her teaching career as a member of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

After the initial encounter, Kessio came back to us because her life was in her words, “in danger.”

She was in tears and she had a headache.

Before the interview we had to give her painkillers and allow her time to calm down.

She gave us a note that was delivered to her by the school messenger last Tuesday.

“DEAR ANCELLAH CHEROTICH KESSIO. ATTENTION: DROP ALL CASES WITHIN ONE WEEK OR ELSE ……………. (). Yours faithfully 0000000,” the short note reads.

Tuesday’s incident was continuation of escalating intimidation that began in 2015.

It all began when the then Deputy Principal Juma Duncan asked her for a coffee date, an offer she kindly turned down on countless occasions.

In August 2015 she warned him that if he continued, she would let his wife know.

But the response she got left her terrified.

Capital FM News saw a text message sent from Juma to Kessio on August 22, 2015.

“I SWEAR IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF GOD I WILL KILL YOU. YOU CNT ESCAPE, TRUST YOU ME.”


The life threatening text message sent to Kessio/CFM

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