NGO raises alarm over rise in cases of child abuse by teach­ers in Gil­gil

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | Ministries & Judiciary -

Cases of child abuse in Gil­gil sub­county are on the rise, with up to three cases be­ing re­ported weekly, an NGO has said.

Democ­racy and Good Gov­er­nance group Nakuru branch chair­man Moses Gi­tonga yes­ter­day termed the trend wor­ry­ing.

He cited a case in which a pri­mary school teacher was re­ported to have beaten a stan­dard six boy un­der un­clear cir­cum­stances. “The pupil from Nyon­dia Pri­mary School in Gil­gil did not com­plete his stud­ies last term due to the beat­ing. This is wrong and should not be al­lowed to hap­pen in a mod­ern so­ci­ety,” Gi­tonga said af­ter a church ser­vice.

He said some par­ents al­low their chil­dren to work as do­mes­tic work­ers es­pe­cially dur­ing the long Christ­mas hol­i­day. “Par­ents have a role to play in tak­ing care of their chil­dren. Do not ne­glect them. Ob­serve trends,” Gi­tonga said.

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