Senator Kihika threatens to sue over dumped street children

Wednesday March 18 2020
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Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika. She claims Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration violated the rights of the children. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By JOSEPH OPENDA

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has threatened to take legal action against the county government for dumping street children in Baringo County.

Ms Kihika, who spoke after visiting the street children at a rehabilitation centre in Nakuru, vowed to sue Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration for allegedly violating the rights of the children.

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She regretted that the county had turned to mistreating its less privileged residents instead of helping them.

“It is a shame that a government can decide to round up its own citizens and dump them in a forest. It is a violation of human rights and we shall proceed to the next level to ensure that those culpable are met with the full force of the law,” said Ms Kihika as she called on the administration to investigate and establish the whereabouts of five children who could not be traced after they were dumped.

The lawmaker expressed her displeasure with the governor for being silent on the issue which she said had portrayed the county in bad light.

According to the senator, Mr Kinyanjui ought to have apologised to the public for what she said was cruelty portrayed by his administration towards its poor citizens.

She also faulted the move by the county government to re-deploy county askaris to other regions, saying it was meant to protect them.