Holidaying pupils targeted for drug dealing, parents warned

Children at the Lamu seafront on their way to school in this photo taken on November 6, 2015. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Abdulaziz Sadiq, chairman of the Lamu County Child Protection Initiative, noted that some of the criminals use children as their agents since they are unlikely suspects.
  • Mr Sadiq also warned parents about the defilement of their children, noting cases have been rampant in Lamu.
  • He regretted that tens of defilement cases occur daily in the region but go unreported or unresolved by the courts because parents choose to stay silent.

Parents in Lamu County and the entire Coast region must be on the lookout for drug dealers seeking to exploit their children especially during the long holidays, a child protection official has said.


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