- Lando criticizes Parents for allowing their children to wander the streets instead of being in school
- The children were intimidating drivers, seeking monetary handouts.
Kilimani police officers in Nairobi yesterday (on Tuesday) rescued six children after being found loitering along Ngong road and around Yaya center.
The Children who were supposed to be in school were allegedly found begging for money and engaging in illicit activities.
According to Humphrey Lando, the Children’s Officer in Kibra, the children were discovered loitering and intimidating drivers, seeking monetary handouts.
“Tumeweza kuwaokoa watoto zaidi ya sita wakiomba omba Kwenye barabara ya Ngong’ na Yaya center. Watoto hawa ni wa shule na ilifaa wawe shuleni lakini wanapatikana barabarani wakiomba omba Kwenye magari,”Lando said.
Disturbingly, it was revealed that the rescued children were also involved in substance abuse, with reports suggesting they were smoking bang and using other drugs.
“Hawa watoto wanatumiwa na watu wakubwa kuuza madawa ya Kulevya… pia wanatumia. Wakati mwingi watoto hawa hujihusisha Kwenye vitendo vya ujambazi. Na juzi walitishia Jaji aliyekuwa anapita Kwenye barabara hiyo,”he added.
It was reported that the children had even harassed a judge of the court who happened to be traveling along Ngong Road at the time.
The majority of the children were aged between 8 to 15 years and should have been in school during the time of their rescue.
By Jeremic Joe