Teso Chief flogs boy, locks him up in latrine for days

A fourteen year old boy in Teso North Sub County is appealing for help after an assistant chief flogged and left him with severe injuries.

Timothy Okishang’ani alleges Kolait Assistant Chief, Gilbert Odera Omudek sent two men to their home at Kapesur village who frog marched him to his office where he was whipped and locked in a pit latrine for five days over theft claims.

Narrating the ordeal to KNA the victim’s elder brother, Gardi Omusolo disclosed that his brother was summoned to the Assistant Chief’s office early last week after clothes went missing on a neighbour’s hanging line.

He was interrogated and when he denied involvement in the theft the assistant chief whipped him ruthlessly using a metallic bicycle bar before locking him in one of the camp’s pit latrine for five days.

He said his brother survived on a cup of tea daily for the five days while the assistant chief applied salt mixed with pepper on the wounds in a bid to treat them.

Omusolo has since asked the police to speed up investigations and bring the chief to book.

Reacting to the incident on Sunday area Member of Parliament, Oku Kaunya asked police to move with speed and take action against the administrator.

It is unacceptable and against the law for a government official to take the law into his own hands. We should all condemn the action of the chief and ask the police to take the necessary action, Kaunya said.

Area CID boss, Charles Mwainzinga told KNA he has already instructed his officers to investigate the matter adding that the administrator has since been summoned to record a statement.

I am following up on the matter and we shall know which direction the case will take once we are done with investigations, he said.

Source: Kenya News Agency