Parents neglecting their children put on notice

Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga.

Parents abdicating their roles have been put on notice by the Nyamira County Commissioner, Amos Mariba.

Mariba noted that some parents were either neglecting their children or subjecting them to child labour which he said was against the freedom and rights of minors.

The County Commissioner said that a child deserved best in the young age and anybody flouting their rights could face the law.

He also urged the public to report any cases of child trafficking and negligence in their neighborhoods.

“The public should also join hands with the government to report any case of child labour or trafficking in their areas,” said Mariba.

Nyamira Police County Commander Ms. Catherine Mugwe noted that cases of defilement were on the rise in the county and warned those who settle them out of court.

She asked them to report to the authorities for justice to be served to both parties.

“I want to ask parents whose childrenhave been defiled to make an effort and report the cases to the law enforcers so that justice is served to the affected and culprit.

I also request that once they report the incidents, they should be ready to present themselves when needed as witnesses so as the law takes its course.

The government provides for witness protection and there should be no cause for alarm,” said Mugwe.

In a recent research, Nyamira is ranked among the leading counties in the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices, which are outlawed. The FGM preference rate in the county stands at 96%.

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