Nakuru Police Station Turn To a Home Of Street Urchins amid Covid-19 Crisis
In the wake where the corona virus microbe is leaving many stressed out and in fear of getting infected, have we reflected on those street families that have no home to run to when things become hot. When the government directs that people keep to their home, where will these people run to or to whom will they seek help from.
In Nakuru County the police stations have become the homes of street children rescued from the streets but have no place to call home. The Children Office in Nakuru left the helpless kids out in the cold when corona Virus hit the country with no one to look after them. You could ask yourself why the office had rescued the children from the streets in the first place only to abandon them midway their helping process.
Surprisingly, when the children office was contacted by Nakuru East Police Commander, they were quick to inform him that there was no one in their offices due to the microbe. One of this children seeking shelter in the police station is a ten year old boy going by the name Mathew Omondi who is a pupil at Mahola Primary School in Kisumu County. He narrates his ordeal noting that he boarded a bus for Nakuru to meet his parents in Nakuru town but as most of the street children he lost direction and started roaming in the town.
A good Samaritan rescued him and took him to the Central police. Another kid in the station is a 14 yearly old girl, Sharon. Her take is a different one as she was given Ksh1000 by her guardian and asked to look for another place to call home. She had travelled from Malaba and found her way to the station.“Officers from the department are working from home. Nobody is ready to visit children’s homes because of the risk,”an officer from the station said.