Too many parents brutally beat, even kill their children
It is commonly said, spare the road and spoil the child. However, children should be punished — with intention to correct — with limits. This is because some parents in our neighbourhoods beat up their children, not minding what might happen after they are injured. For example, a couple beat to death their 11-year old daughter because she attended a Kalenjin circumcision ceremony in Barget village, Kuresoi South, without their permission. Was this really correcting her for the mistake or an assault with intention to kill? If they had not beaten her like a wild animal, then the young innocent girl would be alive and may be , she could grow to be a successful woman in future. There should be a limit to punishing children for their mistakes. Let us join hands to protect children by reporting such parents to authorities. Corporal punishment is actually illegal in Kenya.
KEZIAH AMULL Vihiga