In Summary
  • The minors, both girls aged 7 years and 2 years, were abandoned by their mother who eloped with her lover to Kiambu County.
  • The assistant chief was accused of protecting the mother after several complaints that she was mistreating and neglecting her children.
  • The children have been scavenging for a living at Kinja market, while their mother engages in drinking sprees in local bars.

There was drama at Kitiri assistant chief’s office in Kinangop Constituency, Nyandarua County when members of the public dumped two minors who were abandoned by their mother.

The minors, both girls aged seven years and two years, were abandoned by their mother who is said to have eloped with her lover to Kiambu County.

The residents accused the assistant chief of protecting the mother, aged 25, after several complaints that she was mistreating and neglecting her children.

The residents claimed to have escorted the amorous mother to the assistant chief’s office several times but he released her in unclear circumstances.

“She once fractured the hand of one of the minors. We reported the incident to the assistant chief who arrested her but released her a few hours later. The minors live in deplorable conditions; she does not feed them, we are tired of feeding, clothing and cleaning her children,” said Ms Esther Wambui.

CHILD NEGLECT

She said that the children have been scavenging for a living at Kinja market while their mother engages in drinking sprees in local bars.

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