A fourth year female student in one of the city’s public universities in Kenya has received a suspension of 1,000 academic days for sexually harassing a lecturer.
The student, who was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, is said to have sneaked into the senior lecturer’s office at around 6.30pm to negotiate for marks after receiving a supplementary.
However, she was disappointed when the lecturer called the campus security and reported that the student, who was dressed for the occasion in a micro-miniskirt, was behaving in a sexually suggestive way. The incident created a commotion in the campus after male students, who got wind of the story, threatened to strip her naked.
The lecturer’s complaint later reached the university senate, where the student denied the allegations. However, she was found to have behaved inappropriately and suspended as an example to other female students.
It is said that cases of sexual harassment by male lectures have been on the rise at the university. This time the hunter became the hunted.