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Monster parents flog son, leave him for the dead in Mathare

A five-year-old boy is fighting for his life at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital after he was allegedly beaten and seriously injured by his father and step mother on Tuesday night.

The boy was taken to the hospital by his uncle who found him by luck at their home crying while in a bad state of health at their home in Mathare on Thursday morning.

His uncle said the boy was alone in the house when he arrived and was lying on his stomach on a mat.

On observation, the boy’s back had  bad wounds, the uncle, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the minor, said.

“His face and right hand were also swollen and had a few bruises so I decided to clean him up and take him to hospital,” he added.

“When I removed his clothes, I noticed that his private parts had also been injured. I could not believe it.”

He alleged that his brother, the boy’s father, called him when he heard that he had taken the boy to hospital and threatened him for “getting involved with his family issues”.

The boy has been admitted at the hospital and is undergoing examinations.

Starehe OCPD Alice Kimeli said police have commenced investigations into the matter. She said police are looking for the couple.

The boy’s biological mother separated with his father and is said to be currently working in Mombasa.