Police in Kisii have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly assaulting his four-year-old stepson over bedwetting.
Victor Rabuko, a health officer at one of the private hospitals in Kisii, is said to have beaten and broken the minor’s left arm. The incident happened at Maili Mbili, Nyaribari Chache sub-count.
Kisii County Police Commander Francis Kooli says the child received treatment at a local hospital. “I can confirm that we have arrested the father and he will be arraigned in court to answer charges.”
Kooli said the incident happened last Sunday but it wasn’t until three days later that the child was taken to hospital.
Cases of parents turning on the minors they are supposed to protect are on the rise. On July 17, a woman was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to mistreating her three-year-old son in Bisil, Kajiado County.