Manhunt for Naivasha mother who sewed 8-year-old sons lips over poor school record


Police in Mai Mahiu Naivasha are seeking a woman who allegedly sewed the lips of her eight year old son on Friday last week following a drop in school performance.

The incident was however reported to police on Tuesday after word went around in social media groups over the beastly incident.

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This came as the minor was rescued and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital following the bizarre incident in the trading center.

A child activist Samson Njogu said that the issue was first reported in one of the Whatspp groups in Mai Mahiu over the weekend.

He said that upon investigations it emerged that the mother had committed the act over the minor’s poor performance in class.

“The woman accused her son of playing and talking too much against a drop in class performance and thus wanted to teach him a lesson,” he said.

Kimani added the school was to blame also after learning about the incident and failing to report to the area police station.

“The school management reported the matter to the police station after it became public with residents accusing them of been ignorant to the minor’s welfare,” he said.

Mai Mahiu assistant sub-county commissioner Julius Nyaga confirmed the incident involving the minor who is a student in Sacred Heart’s Primary schools in Mai Mahiu town.

Nyaga said that the boy had been rescued and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital for examination and issuance of a P3 form before the suspect could be arrested.

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“The incident occurred last week but the school management and the relatives remained quiet until today Tuesday when the reported the incident,” he said.

Nyaga termed the condition of the minor as stable though traumatized adding that officers from the children department had taken over the matter.

“Once police get the doctors report we shall go for the mother who will definitely be arraigned in court facing various charges,” he said.

A junior officer from the department of children said that the minor had been rescued and brought to their offices.

“We shall first counsel the minor and hold him here for some days before seeking an alternative home where he can be hosted,” said the officer who is not authorized to speak to the press.

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