So­ci­ety needs to pro­tect kids from rogue par­ents

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

It is shameful that both child abuse and as­sault cases are on the rise in this coun­try. My worry is that the abusers are ac­tu­ally par­ents. Go­ing by re­cent trends, chil­dren are in­creas­ingly ex­posed to sex pests who hap­pen to be their close rel­a­tives or neigh­bours. Mo­ral de­cay in our so­ci­ety is on the rise. A mother from Nakuru was ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing her daugh­ter. Last year, a man in Ki­ambu was ac­cused of rap­ing his seven chil­dren. We must take ac­tion to pro­tect th­ese chil­dren be­fore it’s too late to act.

JANE KENDI Tharaka Nithi

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