Kenya: police arrest a man accused of forcing 10-year-old stepdaughter to sleep on the doorstep

By Editorial Board - 21 September 2015 at 5:18 am


Police in Kenya arrested a man who is accused of forcing his 10-year-old stepdaughter to sleep on the doorstep to his house. According to the police this was carried out for about four years, reported the Daily Nation.

The girl’s mother had died nearly four years about and since then she had been forced to live outside her family house in Kariobangi, Nairobi due to her stepfather accusing her of bringing bad luck to the family.

According to the Daily Nation the 47-year-old man was arrested when neighbours reported the situation to the Kariobangi Police. According to the neighbours they had made several attempts to report her case to the police but they had been ignored.

Attempts had been made in the past to help the girl but sheltering her as well as giving her food by the neighbours but the situation had continued partly due to the girl’s grandmother protecting the stepfather.

Starehe OCPD Benard Nyakwaka told the Daily Nation “we have information that the man has been claiming that the girl is not his biological daughter and that she brought bad luck to the family.”

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