The Star (Nairobi)

29 December 2012

Kenya: DC Issues Warning Over Dumping of Children in Teso

TESO North DC Josephine Onunga yesterday condemned the abandonment of children.She said it has led to an "overflow" in children's homes.

Speaking at Sunbeam Children's Home in Keng'atuny where she joined 37 resident children in celebrating the festive season.Holding 'miracle baby' Alison Fredrick, who was dumped at Kocholia district hospital, Onunga said the government will not tolerate irresponsible mothers who discard their children.

Alison, whose weight has increased from 3 to 6.5kg, was admitted at the hospital for more than six months.The DC met another child, who had been tortured by his stepmother. Onunga had ordered her arrested and the child brought to the home.

Accompanied by members of her family, the DC served the children with drinks and biscuits.Recent university graduate Harriet Toto urged young people to be prayerful, humble, obedient and study hard to succeed in life.

The home's manager Morgan Okidoko said they had drilled a Sh1.5 million borehole that could serve Amagoro if the water was piped.The DC said the government will ensure that water from the home was piped to Kocholia and Amagoro.

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