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Woman tortures 14-year-old boy

By Francis Emorut

Added 3rd July 2017 11:41 AM

A 14-year-old Edward Ndungu shed tears pleading with his mother to untie him but his cry could not save him.

Woman tortures 14-year-old boy

Edreda Itun ties her son with a rope after he fought her at Kayanja landing site in Kasese district. Photo by Francis Emorut

A 14-year-old Edward Ndungu shed tears pleading with his mother to untie him but his cry could not save him.

A pupil of Kayanja Primary School in Kasese district has been tortured by his mother who tied him with a rope after he fought her.

A 14-year-old Edward Ndungu shed tears pleading with his mother to untie him but his cry could not save him.

The episode attracted the neighborhood mostly children as they sympathized with their colleague.

Edreda Itun who hails from Kayanja landing site in Nyakiyumbu sub county told New Vision that her son threatened to hit her with an iron bar after he prevented him from beating his sister.

Narrating his side of the story Ndungu accused his mother for conniving with his sister Glades Bambu, 15, for using his piece of soap which was given to him by a friend.

 


"They used my piece of soap which I wanted to use for washing my uniform," a teary Ndungu narrated.

Ndungu explained that it was a result of dirty uniform that is why he didn't go to school on the fateful day. 

The deputy headteacher of Kayanja Primary School, John Rugarama, condemned the parent's action saying corporal punishment was abolished by the ministry of Education.

"We don't encourage corporal punishment but only counseling and guidance is applied," Rugarama told New Vision.

The LC1 chairman of Kayanzi village Baluku Kibwana said cases of parents resorting to corporal punishment against their children was high.

He attributed this to mixture of Congolese citizens living among the fishing community.

It was not until a community worker Scovia Masika who works with Karambi Action For Life Improvement (KALI) intervened to release Ndungu from captivity.

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