Seven underage children were today morning rescued from crime by children officers in Kibra’s mashimoni area.
Child protection officer Humphrey Lando says the seven are school pupils attending Good News Academy.
Lando says that the various criminal activities the children were rescued from include burglary, and drug peddling.
“We have rescued them from various criminal offences. One was being used by a neighbour to buy bhang. The guy would give him Ksh. 1,000 send him to get bhang and then harass him by telling him not to tell anyone,” said Lando.
“The other one who is only in class three, is being used by gangs to break into people’s houses and then aid them in stealing,” he stated.
Wilson Mooga, a parent of one of the children who were rescued admitted to laxity of parents in monitoring their children as a leading factor that has contributed to crime amongst children.
“My 11 year old son would leave home but would not get to school, he has done this for quite some time without me noticing. That is why i had to seek the services of Lando to help me restore his behaviour,” stated Mooga.
Lando says the seven children are currently helping them with investigations.