Circumcised minor tortured by caregivers to 'harden' him
Heinous actThe boy's father said he learnt about the heinous act on December 11, 2019, during a celebration to welcome the teenager back home after initiation. “I was curious after I saw my son walking with difficulties, only to discover he had severe injuries all over his body and his private parts," said the father. The boy's uncle said they reported the matter to Mwariki Police Station for action. “We hear cases of people being beaten after initiation to ‘harden’ them, but this is too much and action should be taken against perpetrators,” said the uncle. According to a medical officer, Dr George Ngare, those who tortured the boy also tagged his private part that was healing. Specialists took the boy for x-ray of the limbs and ankles and is currently being taken through physiotherapy. “The patient is responding well to treatment and can sit, not so stable, but with time, he will be able to operate independently,” he said.
Two arrestedCounty police commander, Stephen Matu said two suspects linked to the torture were arrested and action shall be taken against them. “It is unfortunate that the teenager is undergoing treatment because of injuries he was subjected to in hands of caregivers. We shall not entertain anybody who harms minors as a way of instilling endurance in them,” warned Matu.
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