Two minors left badly scared by stepfather’s cruelty
A father of five in Nairobi is being investigated for alleged physical abuse of two of his stepchildren, who are minors, for the last two years.
This after one of the two children was rescued by his teachers on Wednesday after showing up in school bleeding from fresh wounds.
The boy, 10, who is the first born among the suspect’s five children told his teachers that he has been undergoing physical abuse for a while now at the hands of his stepfather who is a casual laborer.
The child mother sells samosas near the Administration Police camp in Dandora Phase 5.
According to the boy, his 8-year-old sister has also been undergoing abuse.
In his account, the boy said that on Tuesday night he was beaten for not bathing his younger siblings.
Speaking to Nairobi News, boy’s teacher said that the school has notified the area Volunteer Children Officer (VCO).
“We have reported the matter to Dandora Police Station and now we are waiting for VCO to go and rescue the other young girl,” said the teacher.
The incident has been reported at Dandora Police Station under OB No. 34/05/10/017.
After the boy was taken to hospital, he narrated how his stepfather has been beating them for the last two years after they came to live with him from upcountry.
The boy, who had wounds all over his body, said the stepfather always comes home angry and picks a quarrel with him and the sister.
The director of the school has taken the boy under his care as the matter is being investigated.