Security agents in Mukuru Kwa Njenga are pursuing two parents who allegedly assaulted and caused bodily harm to their 12 year old son.
According to Erick Ambuche, a human rights activist, the victim was assaulted by a step mother after he had failed to complete the house chores assigned to him.
The family has since kept they young boy’s ordeal as their top secret and since the incident happened the Erick has not been treated
“The mother of the child separated with the father 10 years ago and since separation, the two boys have been living with the father and stepmother. So it is reported that the boy failed to complete the house chores and was punished,” said Ambuche
The step mother is accused of hitting the boy with high heeled shoes causing him severe bodily harms.
The injuries sustained have since affected the victim’s mobility.
“We have not established the exact object used to punish the child, but the child but his brother had told us that she hit the boy with a sharp pointed high-heeled shoe,” Erick added.
According to the Mukuru Kwa Njenga area Assistant Chief Mr Munene, the matter was reported by a social activist and as security officers they have launched a man-hunt to the perpetrators. Munene says that he is pursuing the perpetrators.
“Our teams are on the ground, we are optimistic that we are going to arrest both the father and the stepmother for legal action because we now consider them as suspects,” said Munene.
The Chief further warned the parents from administering corporal punishment that can cause severe bodily harm, partial or permanent disability on the children.
“We recommend that parents should use legal means to punish children, the parents are advised to love and anyone harmless means to rebuke children, any severe means is commended and any perpetrators or suspects risks though legal action, “said Chief Munene.
By Rodgers Oduor