Kakamega police are holding two parents Simon Keya and Carolyne Ayuma for stripping naked their daughters and walking them on the market.
The girls aged 15 and 16 years old are alleged to have stolen a phone in neighbor’s house and decided to spend their night away.
According to the neighbors, one of the girls who had been left at home sneaked into the neighbor’s house through the window and picked a neighbor’s phone.
“The neighbor called the phone and it rung from their (girls) house and when the neighbor went to look for it is when the girl ran away seeking refuge at a friend’s home afew meters ways until next day,” said the neighbor.
So when she returned in the morning, angry parents started punishing the two (girl and her friend) including stripping them naked.
Area Police from Lurambi post responded to an alarm from locals who saw the parent frog march their daughters through the streets and at the Lurambi market prompting their arrest.
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OCPD Kakamega David Kabena confirmed the incident saying they had arrested the parents for prosecution following their shocking treatment of the minors despite having been wronged.
“This was Contrary to section 1a of the children Act No 8 of 2001. We don’t realy understand why they decided to do that but we are investigating the matter which went overboard contrary to even the culture of this area,” said OCPD Kabena.
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