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Prosecute parents who conceal their children's defilement, MP tells state

Lovely Mueni
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Kaiti MP Joshua Kimilu at a past event. [Source/Joshua Kimilu/Facebook]

Kaiti MP Joshua Kimilu has called for the prosecution of parents who conceal their children's defilement in Makueni County.

Kimilu said parents should report to relevant authorities whenever their children become defilement victims or else be subjected to stern action as accomplices.

"Parents who fail to report such crimes shouldn't be spared, they promote such vices in the society," Kimilu said.

He addressed the public at Ilima area in Kilungu, Makueni County on Monday.

Kimilu said defilement cases are on the rise in Makueni County but they are being fanned by people who conceal such atrocious deeds.

He claimed that some parents connive such malefactors to ensure no word about the action is heard.

"Join the fight against defilement so that we can shame and maim the perpetrators. If you choose to keep quiet, you will be answerable," Kimilu warned.

Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim warned that the law won't be lenient on anyone found culpable of defilement.

"The law will take its course, such putrid and wicked characters can't be allowed to exist among us," Maalim said.

Maalim urged parents to ensure they preserve evidence before they report defilement in a bid to have strong cases against the suspects.

"Don't tamper with the evidence. Don't bath the child or wash the clothes after such a crime has been done, immediately report to the nearest police station," Maalim added.

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