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Overburdened Women

24 February 2012, 16:08 Anthony Muriuki Muthuri

Imenti South District children’s officer, Mr. Paul Ndung’u has attributed increasing cases of destitute children in the district to social vices affecting family stability.

Speaking in his office, Mr. Ndung’u said vices such as rampant brewing and excessive consumption of illicit alcoholic substances had rendered fathers irresponsible leaving the mothers overburdened with family provisions.

The children’s officer challenged fathers to be more proactive in ensuring their family roles were adequately taken care of in a bid to have their presence and contribution felt in the fending for their families.

Mr. Ndung’u pointed out that some men had indulged in uncontrolled consumption of illicit brews to an extent of neglecting their own health and upkeep as they spend any income they may have to buy local brews.

He noted that those who had overindulged in the consumption of illicit brews had no time to feed well hence becoming very weak which subjects some of them to domestic violence as their wives project their disappointments.

The children’s officer also observed that abdication of duty creates disharmony among family members making the environment at home very unfriendly for both parents and their children.

Mr. Ndung’u further urged irresponsible parents especially fathers not in formal employment to consider relieving mothers of some family tasks in a bid to create mutual understanding for family development.

He cautioned parents against neglecting their children and subjecting them to being in need of care and protection for lack of the basic provisions such as food, clothing and shelter including education saying the government was committed to ensuring children enjoyed their human and constitutional rights towards becoming reliable and reputable citizens.

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