Posted by African Press International on March 8, 2011
BY DICKENS WASONGA, Kisumu-Kenya
Police in Kisumu are pursuing a man who allegedly sodomized a 13, year old orphan whom he has been staying with.
Kisumu police boss John Mwinzi confirmed that they are tracking the man identified as Joshua Osoro.
According to his uncle the boy has been staying with the suspect at Kisumu’s Manyatta Estate since his parents died in 1998.
The Kisumu Union Primary school pupil has since been out of school beginning last Month and his dream of sitting this year’s KCPE has dwindled.
The poor boy told this writer that Osoro, an employee of a local hotel in Kisumu has been sodomizing him each time he came home from job. He used to come back as late as mid-night before he could ask me to remove my clothes to commit the act, he said.
He said when he could not persevere the act; he left the house and took refuge at their neighbor’s house where he is staying to date.
According to Nyanza regional children welfare society field attendant Joseph Owuor and Marceline Odit, they were alerted of the act by the boy’s neighbors before they took him to Kondele police station where he filled the P3 forms.
â€œWe were then advised by the police to take the boy to the District hospital where a medical examination was done by Dr. Odira, said Odit.
When contacted, Dr. Edwine Odira, a medical practitioner at the facility confirmed having done the examination and made a recommendation on the p3 form which indicated that the boy was indeed molested.
I did examined the young man and made my report which is in the P3 form, he added.
Kisumu union primary school head teacher said it was unfortunate that the boy was no longer going to school.
The records here indicate that Osoro was the father to this boy but we have established he misled us. It is quite unfortunate that he could behave in such a beastly manner, she said.
Kisumu East District Children Officer Jane Rono also described the circumstances as unfortunate.
She said her office was aware of the case but it was now left for the police to carry out their investigations.
We shall work on the modalities to ensure that the pupil goes back to school so that he can continue with his studies, said Rono.
The boy is currently staying with a well-wisher Jane Aluoch, a charcoal vendor at Manyatta Estate.
Aluoch says that her efforts to take the boy back to school have been futile as his uniform are still at the tormentor’s house.
As you can see I don’t have enough money to help this child return to school, may be if you can help me tress his relatives to assist, said Aluoch.
However, the boy’s uncle John Oduor, a Nakuru jua kali artisan said he was not aware of his brother undergoing such an act.
He cited that when the boy’s parents died 13 years ago, Osoro, who was a family friend, took over the role of staying with them as most of his relatives were unemployed.
He said he will ensure he moves to Kisumu so that they can have an amicable solution to the problem.
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