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Homabay: Mother sets son’s hands on fire for allegedly stealing Ksh50


Jan 4, 2023
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A 9-year-old boy is currently receiving treatment at Ndhiwa Sub-County Hospital after his mother set his hands on fire for allegedly stealing Sh50.

Polycarp Otieno Odhul is said to have been subjected to the heinous act by his mother at Lower Kayambo location within Ndhiwa Sub-County.

The area senior chief Cyprian Obonyo said that he received the information from vigilant members of the community who noticed bruises on the hands of the minor.

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According to Obonyo, the suspect who sells clothes at Ndhiwa market decided to hide the boy for almost one week after the incident.

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“Upon receiving the information, I immediately made an urgent move to the location and found that the boy had been hidden by the mother for almost a week, “Obonyo said.

He said the boy confessed that the mother tied his two hands, poured paraffin and then lit them on fire.

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The administrator said the boy’s hands had started rotting by the time he reached the homestead and he had to rush the duo to the police station, after which the boy was taken to the hospital.

“The boy’s hands had begun to rot due to lack of treatment because the mother had confined him in the house,” he said.

Despite the boy’s mother having a 3-month-old infant, the chief said that the law has to take its course.

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Otieno is a grade 4 pupil at Omogi Academy in Ndhiwa Sub-County and was at home with his mother for the holidays at the time of the incident.

The senior chief warned the parents against mistreating their children, especially during the holidays.

He also urged them to embrace taking their children to the church where they can learn about good morals.

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