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Long-serving teacher at Uhuru’s Peponi school kicked out for raping Kids[Photos]

President Uhuru Kenyatta owned elite institutions of learning, Peponi School, has found itself on the limelight after  long-serving teacher,Mr Peter Toner, was discovered to be a pedophile.

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According to the Standard, Peponi administration last week issued regret letters to parents following the conviction of Peter Toner.

Mr Peter Toner (Photo-Standard)

Toner was jailed by a UK court last week for child sex abuse crimes committed in the 1980s, but which escaped background checks by the school that hired him to teach between 2000 and 2013.

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The 60-year old teacher was found to have preyed on boys aged between nine and 12 years, filming them as they str1p-teased.

Last week Thursday,Justice Anuja Dhir of the Old Bailey circuit court in the UK sentenced Mr Toner to three-and-a-half years in jail for child sexual abuse.

Days before his sentencing,angry neighbors raided Mr Toner’s house,calling for his immediate departure from the neighbourhood.

Neighoburing calling for eviction of Mr Toner

Peponi was quick to reassure parents at the school that it had carried out a thorough background check against the convicted teacher.

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We have recently been informed that Mr Peter Toner (who was a teacher at this school between 2000 and 2013) has been convicted of offences committed at another preparatory school in the UK in the 1980s, following his arrest in 2015.”

Toner being escorted away after neighbours uproar

Our records indicate that appropriate checks were made prior to Mr Toner’s appointment and safeguarding checks continued to be made during his employment as is the case of every member of staff,” read the email sent to parents and guardians who have children at Peponi by head teacher Robert Blake.

With school fees of up to Sh2.9 million per year, Peponi School is one of the most expensive international schools in Kenya and uses the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

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