Baringo: Minors detained after threats of assaulting their father

A class 8 candidate’s mother and the grandmother of a 4th-grade pupil have urged the government to act quickly to secure the release of the children from police custody.

The father allegedly beaten the children in school before they were taken into custody by the police and held in Temoyota police station cells for three days.

The father is claimed to have reported them to authorities, alleging that they intended to kill him and another woman who lived with the father of the two.

Following the divorce of their parents, the boys have been living with their grandma.

The mother, grandmother, and village elder of the two children spoke up in Baringo Valley, Kuresoi North sub-county, defending the kids and saying they haven’t been involved in any indiscipline cases.

According to the grandma, the father frog matched them to the police station and canned them at the school.

The village elder sought the children’s release, alleging that the police had been holding them and keeping them in a police station alongside older people.

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