Chief justice Martha Koome.
Teachers employed by teachers service commission have been walking on a very tight rope when it comes to punishing unruly students.
With the canning abolished, teachers were only left with guidance, counseling and suspension or expulsion in extreme cases.
Nevertheless, teachers could still find themselves on the wrong side of the law the moment some parents moved to court.
However, this is likely to change if what the chief Justice Martha Koome said in Loreto girls secondary school is anything to go by.
Speaking on Monday in the kiambu- based school, Koome warned parents who have the habit of suing teachers and schools after their children have been expelled for breaking school rules that such cases will be dismissed with costs.
She stated that all forms of indiscipline will not be tolerated and that parents must take responsibility for raising their children in moral manner.
"We do not encourage indiscipline at all we have the obligation to bring up our children, to encourage them, support them," CJ Koome said.
Her statement will be a relief to teachers who have been struggling to maintain a difficult balance between punishing unruly kids without attracting the wrath of the law.
She however in the same vein warned against child abuse saying such cases will be delt with in accordance with the law.
"Whoever violates a girl child or a boy child will be imprisoned for 20 years to pay for the pain and the agony that they caused the victims."
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