The consequences of violence on children are often devastating, causing negative outcomes associated with physical health, social mobility, success and mental health.
Shock and grief have engulfed the residents of Milimani Estate, Kisii, after a teacher allegedly killed his son for stealing Sh20.
The 11-year-old victim was a Grade five pupil at Mercy Junior Academy in Mwembe, Nyaribari Chache.
Reports indicate that the body of the minor was found dumped on a banana farm by curious residents.
Confirming the incident, area administrator said that the teacher used a tortilla roller, wooden bars and a whip to beat his son.
It is alleged that the victim had bruises on his back and feet.
The deceased's mother said that the boy had been living with his grandmother and returned to the home on Monday evening.
Residents claimed the suspect has previously engaged in domestic violence and brutality against his children.
The minor’s body was moved to the mortuary pending an autopsy exercise.
Police have since launched a manhunt for the teacher.
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