Three abandoned children rescued
Three children found abandoned by their parents in their house at Majengo Estate in Narok Town were rescued Saturday.
Area Children’s Office Social Worker, Elizabeth Kasura, said the three minors aged one, two and three years were left unattended by their parents who spend quality of their time in drinking dens.
Kasura called on the residents to be vigilant in reporting cases of children abandonment, saying the vice has been rampant in the area in the recent past.
“Cases of child negligence are increasing where the parents or guardians leave the minors in dangerous places posing a big risk to them,” she said, adding that sometimes circumstances could lead a parent to commit such an offense, without imagining the risk involved.
Area Assistant Sub Chief Daniel Sankale said the search for the parents took them to a notorious drinking den where the culprits were arrested.
During the operation, over 400 litres of illicit drinks and the house where the brewing was done were destroyed.
Sankale said his office will continue fighting the vice until it was completely wiped from the town.
“The Government has declared war against illicit brews and we will leave no stone unturned until we ensure compliance,” he said.
The parents of the minors James and Janet Leposo were put in police custody and will be arraigned in court, Monday, to answer to charges of child negligence, as the abandoned children remain under the care of the children’s office.
Meanwhile, a middle-aged man was on Friday arraigned in a Narok Court charged with neglecting his two children.
Jackson Gati Kibwakibwa, appeared before the Narok Court Senior Principal Magistrate Tito Gesora, accused of failing to provide basic needs to his two toddlers, girl and a boy aged two and one year.
The Court heard that Kibwakibwa committed the offense on diverse dates of between May 2, 2017 and May 16, 2018 at their home village Ewaso Ngiro in Narok North Sub-County.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a personal bond of Sh50, 000.
The case will be heard on July 12, this year.
By Ann Salaton