Lamu rights and gender activists have demanded for harsh punishment against a man who allegedly sodomised his 9 year old son.
The activists said the inhuman incident should not be assumed but pursued to the end.
Led by Haki Africa Lamu County Coordinator Yunus Isaack Ahmed, they said the minor had been undergoing such molestation from his own father Mohammed Mwambingu Mwandoe, 33.
According to Yunus, the innocent boy has been sodomised at least three times before he could no longer sustain the pain and disclosed the ordeal to neighbours.
The incident that happened at Sina mbio area in Hindi, Lamu County has left the activist more worried.
“This is beyond imagination, how can you molest such innocent boy? We demand nothing else but harsh punishment to the culprit,” said Mr. Yunus.
The suspect is already in police custody.
[Haki Africa Lamu County Coordinator Yunus Isaack Ahmed. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
Defilement and sodomy cases are on the rise in Lamu, with the rights and gender activists pushing for proper legal actions against the perpetrators.
“As Lamu right defenders we have been pursuing various sexual violence cases against women and children in the county and we will not relent,” he revealed.
He blamed Lamu community for burying its head in the sand on such social problems killing the society.
His sentiments were echoed by Haki Africa Gender and child rights Lamu officer Zenab Ahmed who also scoffed at Lamu residents for remaining mum over such issues.
She appealed to locals to reports any form of violence against women and children in the county so that relevant authorities can take charge.
“Most of these cases are not reported, while we understand that they are on the rise especially during this long school holidays orchestrated by coronavirus pandemic,” she said.
The recent statics showed that Lamu registered a total of 512 teenage pregnancies of children between 10-19 years old.