11 October 2018

Tanzania: Underage 'Couple' to Face Wrath of the Law

POLICE in Nkasi District, Rukwa region have arrested a form one student (15years) for allegedly marrying his classmate who is aged 13 years old.

Rukwa Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr George Kyando confirmed the incident, saying the boy is in police custody pending investigation.

The arrest of the boy came a day after the Kirando Secondary School administration suspended both of them from the school after they were caught living as husband and wife in a single rented room.

It was revealed that the room was rented by the boy's parents in Kirando village. Narrating the incident, Kirando Secondary School's Head Master, Mr Ereneo Mgina said for a whole week the two students did not attend classes, saying they locked themselves in a room for fear of being seen by the public.

"The girl's parents reported to the school that their daughter was missing, and that is when teachers discovered that the girl was not at home because she has not reported to school for a week while they thought she was sick, we decided to investigate the matter and managed to locate the two living together in a rented room in the village," he explained.

Reached for comment, Nkasi District Education Officer for Secondary Schools, Mr Abel Ntupwa said the decision taken by the school administration against the two students was appropriate, saying he was irked by the student's behaviour of engaging in sexual relationship at a tender age.

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