DNA tests clear MALE teachers in Moi Girls' rape saga

DNA tests clear MALE teachers in Moi Girls’ rape saga

All male teachers and workers whose samples were collected for tests and analysis after the Moi Girls rape claims have been cleared after the DNA results turned negative.

This was the conclusion on Tuesday evening when the Government Chemist released the DNA results of 32 men whose samples were taken on for further investigations .

Nairobi regional Director of Criminal Investigations Nicholas Kamwende, yesterday confirmed that the 107 samples taken did not match those taken from the student who reported to have been defiled.

“All the DNA samples collected from male teachers and workers after the Moi Girls High School defilement saga have turned out negative,” said Kamwende.

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According to Kamwende, preliminary findings are unable to point a finger to any of those tested, validating a report Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teacher’s (Kuppet) which suggested that the sexual assault could have been by a lesbian group.

The finding is a major blow to investigators who will not have to return to the drawing board.

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Kilimani detectives had been banking on the analysis to crack the matter that caused public outcry. They will look into the possibility that the attacker was not from the school.

At least 90 people have recorded statements with police, who described the suspect as a light-skinned, squint-eyed man. They are yet to come across a man with these features.

Moi Girls’ headmistress Jael Murithi retired while the board of management was disbanded after the allegation. These were some of the administrative actions that Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed took amid protests and calls for thorough investigations.


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