A middle aged mother in Kenya was arraigned in court yesterday after she allegedly burned her daughter’s hand for stealing.
Saumu Said was arrested on Sunday by the Children’s Department Officers after they learnt of the case.
It is said that the mother came home from the work on Saturday evening and found S 500 (N950) missing. She asked the daughter who denied the allegations. Angered by that, the mother is said to have taken the daughter, tied her hands and burned them while forcing her to say where the money was.
The daughter who seemed to be sincere explained to the mother that she had not taken any money. The neighbours who heard her crying rushed to save her. They arrested the mother and reported the matter to the Children’s Department offices.
Appearing before Mombasa Principal Magistrate, Saumu denied the allegations. She told the court that the child fell on fire while playing.
However, it was weird because she did not burn any other part of the body except hands.
The child is recuperating at the Coast Provincial General Hospital.
Source: Daily Post Kenya