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Woman arrested after burning son as punishment

Matungulu Police Chief Benjamin Ongombe said the boy is receiving treatment at Kituluni Heath Dispensary/CFM NEWS

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Nov 8 – Police in Machakos have arrested a woman who allegedly burnt her 13 year-old son for failing to perform household chores.

The woman identified as Veronicah Katunge from Mililu village is said to have used a hot spoon to burn her son.

Matungulu Police Chief Benjamin Ongombe said the boy is receiving treatment at Kituluni Heath Dispensary.

He cautioned parents against imposing such inhumane punishment on their children.

The boy has face, ear and hand injuries.

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