Mother Burns 9-year-old Son’s Hand For Stealing

A mother got upset with her own son for stealing and went ahead with to burn his hand as punishment

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A Kenyan mother has been accused of burning his son’s hand after he reportedly stole Sh50 from her.

The 9-year-old child who is presently being treated at Ndhiwa Sub-County Hospital has been named as Polycarp Otieno Odhul, and the event occurred in the Lower Kayambo area of Ndhiwa Sub-County.

Cyprian Obonyo, the area senior chief, stated that he obtained the information from observant members of the community who spotted bruises on the minor’s hands.

Obonyo claimed that following the event, the woman who sells garments at Ndhiwa market opted to conceal her kid for nearly a week.

He stated;

“When I received the information, I made a quick move to the area and discovered that the kid had been hidden by the mother for about a week.”

According to the Chief, the youngster admitted that his mother tied his two hands, put paraffin on them, and then set them on fire. 

He went on to say that by the time he arrived at the homestead, the kid’s hands had begun to rot, and he had to rush the pair to the police station, where the boy was transported to the hospital.

Obonyo stated;

“The boy’s hands had begun to deteriorate as a result of a lack of therapy since his mother had kept him inside the house.”

Despite the fact that the boy’s mother had a 3-month-old child, the chief stated that the law must be followed.


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