The insurgency of juvenile criminal gangs in Mombasa has been ascribed to poor parenting.
Parents have been criticised for remaining mum despite detecting early signs of the children behavioural changes.
Youth activist Mohammed Hussein famously known as Amadoh said parents are to blame for such situation urging them to closely monitor their children.
Speaking at Majengo in Mombasa, the youth leader said parents have huge role to play in the fight against crime in the county by giving their children proper upbringing.
The FOKAS Mombasa Chapter Chairperson revealed that most parents protect their children even when condemned for indulging in crime.
He cited Kisauni and Likoni as the most affected areas where underage youth attack, injure, steal, and kill innocent people.
“Parents feel the pain of losing such minors to police but how many innocent locals have these gangs killed?” posed Mr. Hussein.
He appealed for social and communal approach to the both security and social problem in the county.
He called on progressive dialogue and social approach to the emergence of juvenile criminal gangs in the county.
“We have engaged youth in constructive dialogues across the county, such dialogues have positively impacted the lives of the youth where some youth once entangled to these illegal outfits have reformed,” noted the youth activist.
He however asked youth to refrain from crime or else they face the full wrath of the law.