‘Children in danger as parents turn predators,’ children’s department sounds alarm


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In Summary

  • According to Migori County Coordinator of Children Services John Odinya, many children have been defiled by their own fathers while their mothers remain mum leaving them with nowhere to run for help.
  • The County Coordinator also urged members of the public to speak out whenever they witness parents violating the rights of their own children.

The Children’s Department in Migori on Monday raised alarm saying that children are no longer safe with their parents and caregivers whom they accuse of having turned predators.

According to Migori County Coordinator of Children Services John Odinya, many children have been defiled by their own fathers while their mothers remain mum leaving them with nowhere to run for help.

The County Coordinator also urged members of the public to speak out whenever they witness parents violating the rights of their own children.

Odinya wants all stakeholders to work closely with the department to ensure that children, be it their own or of their neighbours’ are protected.

”The issue of child abuse should not only be left to the department of children and the security but should be a responsibility for all,” said Odinya.

“The protection of the children should therefore not solely left in the hand of the parents because some of them are part of the problem facing the children.” he added.

Mr. Odinya however moved to assure that the fight against child abuse in Migori County is on adding that they will not relent until children are safe both at home and away.

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