Raila Odinga addresses cases of missing and murdered minors, demands immediate action

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has finally broken his silence speaking on the recent spike in crime against children reported across the Country.


Speaking earlier today, the former premier delved into the current issue of rising crimes against minors being reported missing and later found murdered with bodies dumped nearby.


Odinga urged the relevant authorities and agencies to increase vigillance and keep working tirelessly to help in protecting the minors.


The official opposition leader further encouraged people to be very vigilant in the neighborhood and report immediately any suspicious occurrence against children as a way of averting the vice.


“We marked the day of the African child against the backdrop of increasing heartbreaking reports of missing, murdered, harmed, and abused children in our country. However hard life may be, we cannot turn our backs on our children. We need vigilance.


“We need to report suspicious activities early and immediately. Let’s end this sad trend. Let us look towards children’s health and safety concerns and away from a policy of reuniting children with their birth parents without regard to prior abusiveness,” he said.


His sentiments comes just weeks after 8-year old Shantel Nzembi was kidnapped and later killed after her parents failed to heed to the request of her kidnappers in sending them her ransom.

A police vehicle at a past operation
A police vehicle at a past operation


In a related 11 year old Priscilla Naserian who was reported missing two months ago in Kajiado was recently found murdered and body dumped in Maili Tisa, with police still probing her death.


The AU special envoy has been on the fore front voicing his concerns on people’s rights, he recently talked about violence against women after a man had confessed luring his lover to her death following a break up.

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