Kadibo Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Angeline Were has assured thorough investigations into the killing of the late Migingo Secondary School Deputy Principal Roselyne Nyawanda.
DCC says the deceased’s son who is the main suspect in the murder has been arrested and was aiding police with investigations.
He asked teachers and learners at the school to remain calm, adding that all avenues shall be pursued for justice to be served for the departed teacher.
Meanwhile, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has asked the Ministry of Education to enhance security in boarding schools to tame the rising cases of insecurity.
Kisumu KUPPET Executive Secretary Zablon Awange said most of the learning institutions were unmanned posing a threat to learners and teachers.
“These schools are supposed to have contracted guards who patrol during the day and night to ensure that security is maintained,” he said.
Reacting to the killing of Migingo Secondary School Deputy Principal Roselyne Nyawanda, Awange said the incident points to the high levels of insecurity at boarding schools in the country.
The deceased was stabbed severally by her 27-year-old son whom she was with in the house at the school’s staff quarters on Saturday night.
The suspect went ahead and burned the body in an attempt to cover up the heinous act. The incident was uncovered by the deceased’s elder son who went to the house on Sunday after efforts to reach her mother on phone failed.
Awange said it was unfortunate that an act of that nature could happen within the school compound and go unnoticed for hours.
“If we had adequate security the guards could have detected and rushed to the house to save the deputy principal,” he said.
The murder, he said was a blow to the teaching fraternity asking the police to speed up investigations and bring the perpetrator to book.
Even though the suspect is said to be a drug addict, Awange said the action and attempted cover up were indications of somebody aware of what he was doing.
“We don’t want anybody to hide behind the suspect’s drug addiction. He must be arraigned in court as soon as possible and charged with the offence,” he said.
He described the deceased as a dedicated teacher who was committed to her work. She taught at Lions Secondary School before being promoted to the position of Deputy Principal and posted to Migingo Secondary School.