Step-mother attacks boy for stealing ‘roasted termites’
A minor is nursing serious injuries at Shinyalu Hospital, Kakamega after his step-mother attacked him for stealing roasted termites that she had prepared for supper.
The step-mother is alleged to have attacked the boy with a wooden cooking stick, leaving him with serious injuries on his head and right arm.
According to one of the neighbours, Benjamin Okalo, he bumped into the boy, who was bleeding and sobbing.
“ I was heading to the shop when I saw the boy. He was bleeding and in a lot of pain. He shared with me that his step mother had beaten him up after he eat termites that she had prepared for supper”, Okalo told The Nairobian.
Touched by the boy’s plight, Okalo rushed him to hospital where he was admitted.
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Musa Kiptem, a nurse from the Shinyalu Hospital confirmed that the boy was admitted at the hospital with serious deep cuts on his head and arm.
“ We are monitoring the boy, who lost a lot of blood due to the injuries. He had to undergo surgery since the cuts were deep. He has stabilized and is still under medication,” the nurse said.
Neighbours have demanded the area chief and police to take action against the step-mother, whom they claim has been mistreating the boy.