Moi Girls rape case takes new twist

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Nairobi, KENYA: Moi Girls School Nairobi rape case mystery has taken a new twist after the DNA analysis results cleared male teachers and workers in the allegations.

Male workers including teachers underwent a mandatory DNA test in connection with the rape of a student at the institution after it was suspected that the culprit was possibly an insider.

According to Nairobi DCI Chief Ireri Kamwende, DNA results released showed that none of the male teachers and casuals were involved in the alleged rape of a form two student on 3rd June.

According to investigators, the test is important in determining sexual violence cases as it allows forensic experts to compare the profile of a suspect against the evidence of body fluids found on the victim.

In the previous report from independent investigations, a concern was raised that a crop of lesbians students at the school might have molested their colleagues.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) had also pointed out inconsistencies in the claims after carrying out an independent inquest on the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape case that saw the school principal Jael Muriithi opt for early retirement.

A DNA test is crucial in placing a suspect either at the scene of the crime or absolving him/her since the results of the tests carry more weight in court than verbal submissions.

At least 90 people have recorded statements with police over the same matter.