Shock as parents flee home leaving children behind.
Shock as parents flee home leaving children behind because of the high cost of living. One of the kids who is 14-years old, narrated that her mother left one day leaving her with her younger brother.
Speaking from Nyamira county, the kids stated that their father died years ago, but one day, the mother woke up and left them to tend to themselves.
She stated,” After our father died, my mother brought us here. She stayed for two months and then she left. She did not tell us where she was going.”
According to the teacher, Zablon Onyoni, they have concerns about the kids, but the cannot possibly help them because many of their pupils are going through the poverty plight.
The teacher narrated,”Sometimes she leaves school and when we inquire we are told that she went to look for jobs to buy food.”
“Sometimes we teachers assist but not so much because we have so many other learners with the same problem,” the teacher added.
At the time of documentation of this story, the kids expressed that they had not ate for days and most of the time they just depend on well wishers.
They narrated,”We don’t even have good uniforms, we sleep on the floor, and we don’t have any food. We are pleading with the government to help us.”
A similar incident happened in the same county, where the mother and father vanished into thin air leaving their kids stranded.
The kids stated,”We are begging our mother and father wherever they are to come back.”