Children’s rights are infringed each time a child undergoes corporal punishment, be it, from the parents, teachers or any other person out there.
In this generation, we have to adhere to the laws. However, human rights should not be sidelined. And this is also applicable even in times of war.
Kenyan law is very clear about children’s rights. In fact, corporal punishment was abolished in schools in Kenya and so far, those who are found to have committed the offense have paid dearly for their mistakes.
It is so heartbreaking then to see a girl child undergoing torture. The main reason being, she is spending too much time with her boyfriend.
Well, the parents argue that she should be studying instead of running around with boys.
The ugly truth is,
When the mother found out what was happening behind her back, she decided to dispel the kid from her house at 9 in the evening. That was the first mistake!
Of course, the 14-year-old girl had nowhere to go except to her boyfriend’s house where she spent a night.
The next day, the worrying mother went around looking for her daughter.
With tips and clues from her spies, she landed to the door, the only barrier between her and the hiding daughter.
With her two accomplices, they forced entry into the house and found the girl.
It took the neighbors’ effort to calm her down and let the daughter go. However, the trouble did not end there.
Another mistake followed sooner than later,
According to another story, which I cannot verify, the mother dropped her daughter in the hands of strangers who humiliated her for hours. They beat her up saying she was being punished for being a bad example for young girls around there.
Taking matters into her hands, the 14-year-old took the first chance and disappeared from home.
Worried about her whereabouts, the mother thought went around asking for information about the missing girl.
With slim chances, she decided to contact the girl’s boyfriend.
Oops! He refused to talk about it.
A few days later, the girl returned back home.
Where was she?
Why did she decide to end up in the hostile house?
And who, besides the known boyfriend, could host the runaway girl for all those days?
Inflicting pain to your child, does it have a positive impact to your child’s behaviors?
Well, you may have your say!