“Juma started his sex advances in 2014. He used to tell me you are the prettiest woman that I have ever seen. At first I told him thank you.”
“I realised when we are passing on corridors Mr Juma wanted we meet head on collision, I used to run away from him. The sexual advances were several. He would tell me ‘you look yummy’, in 2014, 2015 he didn’t stop telling me ‘you are sexy’.”
On September 20, 2014, Juma threw a science party meant to celebrate her birthday. But she didn’t show up.
“The following Monday he called me to his office and asked me, ‘Karimi, I want you to explain me why you let me down’,” she said she had a family birthday party.
“And so he asked me,” ‘Have you ever tasted a Luo?’
“And I told him, Sir, is a Luo a meal in any of the hotels?”
“Then I told him, even if God eroded the earth, you and me were left, nothing can happen. And from that particular day, he now declared war on me,” she explained as she broke down into tears.
Whenever there were office meetings, he resorted to embarrassing and threatening her.
At some point, the Principal had conspired with the Guidance and Counselling teacher to slap her so that she could fight back.
But because she knew of the witch-hunt she did not fight back.
The threats went as far as hiding her Kenya Revenue Authority forms and her pay slips.
Students in her class, one day told her that Juma had told them to lie that she had given them an exam leakage, a confession she recorded and handed over to TSC.
Students also wrote a letter in Caps protesting Juma’s consistent persuasion that they lie to fix their class teacher.
“BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL IT IS NOT RIGHT THE WAY THE PRINCIPAL THREATS YOU TEACHERS AND US. TOO WE ARE AFRAID TO TELL HIM BECAUSE HE WILL VICTIMISE US,” the letter read.
Capital FM News has a letter she wrote to TSC reporting sexual harassment by the Principal and asking for a transfer.
Last Tuesday she received a letter like the one sent to Kessio telling her to drop her classes or else…
“Today I have come here to let the world know that it could be the end of me. If I leave this door and I am killed it is Duncan Juma.”
At that point she broke down and we had to give her time to recover.
“It has affected my family. I feel weak, I feel pain all over, I have acidity that I never had. I feel I am just a shell of my old self. If I am killed, may justice prevail and my younger sisters who will come to that school they will be salvaged,” she cried.
All the two teachers want now is justice because the headmaster has threatened to make their lives hell for embarrassing him with the allegations they make.
They are appealing to TSC to transfer them and also investigate the Principal.
Capital FM News spoke to Juma on Thursday.
“Those things are under investigations by TSC I think TSC has done their part, I don’t want to comment.”
But about five minutes later he called back saying he was innocent. Capital FM News also asked him why he didn’t report the physical attack meted on Karimi at the Deputy Principal’s office.
TSC Principal Administrative Officer – Child Protection, Gender and Disability Zipporah Musengi told Capital FM News; “We have the cases and we are doing the appropriate investigations.”
The Nairobi County Education Office also confirmed it had received the complaints from Kessio and Karimi and that investigations were ongoing.
But as the processes take longer, the two women are scared for their lives as they pay several visits to doctors and counsellors.
Karimi is currently on sick leave.
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