Say no to violation against any child

Sabdio Roba
Posted May 24, 2019 from Kenya

I saw her video going around, it was a day after bandits attacked a village and killed women and children in a community on 23rd May 2019. The last time something like this happened was some years back. She is just a very young adolescent girl and she seemed so strong as she narrated how her mother and brothers were shot and killed. No shed of tear but one thing was so clear the so much pain she was trying to fight inside. So young and innocent, her father passed away some years back and now her only parent, hope, source of strength and income is brutally murdered. The question is, what will happen to her now? The same night three pupils and two women were killed.  We always discuss about school dropouts, teenage pregnancies, child juveniles, drugs among children and how current generation of children in our society is worse than another but maybe we forget one thing; the failures in our systems, careless politicians in the name of leaders, the mistakes of rogue adults, criminals or maybe mentally retarded who feel so happy in pulling triggers to children, happily make them orphans, hopeless and create a mess out of their lives.

Sometimes I ask myself whether enough is being done to protect children, where are the universal policies and child protection units. What is the role of child protection officers in different organizations and countries?  I think children especially those of vulnerable/pastrolist background need to learn more on their rights and the laws that govern their protection. Every community member should also be informed of the seriousness/importance of those laws and the possible outcome of violation.  Anybody who hurts a child/violates that rights especially to life and survival needs to be apprehended and given the punishment that he really deserves. Everybody needs to stand up and say no to any violation against children.

Finally, I just remembered a photo going round sometimes back on Facebook about a child informing his killer that “he will tell God everything once he reaches heaven” before he was shot. I don’t know how true that is but it speaks a lot about the unfortunate situations of children in some areas and how innocent they are. I hope the young girl will be safe, that her own mother’s killer will not come after her and the children killed will go the heaven, and tell God everything for anybody that kills a child should face the wrath of not only human but the creator.

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Lisbeth
May 24
May 24

This is a sad story. Please is it a fiction or it real happening at your country? Really, am out of words. What are the human rights organization in your country there doing? Has all these come to the spot light of the government authorities and what are they doing about it.
This is wicked injustices, weird!

Sabdio Roba
May 24
May 24

Dear sis,
Its not fiction. Its actually something that happened last night. The victims are not yet burried..and the goverment is well aware. Not sure of their plans

Lisbeth
May 24
May 24

OMG :-(. I am out of words. Sorry about the lost. What about the Human Rights Organizations. Amnesty and what of you? Are they not there? Are all these broadcast in the media's too? Hmmm I got a lots of questions

Jill Langhus
May 25
May 25

Hi Sabdio,

Thanks for sharing this girl's sad story. I agree that everyone, especially vulnerable children, should be educated on laws and their rights. Do you know who will take care of her now? I think anyone who physically hurts someone else should be punished, personally. I hope she finds an angel to take care of her.

Hope you're doing well, dear, and having a good weekend.

Sabdio Roba
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you dear Jill,
for now I am not sure of who will take care of her but with time I will give more updates.
Hope you are having a wonderful week

Jill Langhus
Jun 06
Jun 06

You're welcome! Okay. I'm looking forward to seeing some positive updates, dear.

Yes, thanks. And, you, too!?

Yusra Shaukat
May 25
May 25

I am really shock of how can a human being can be so cruel and can brutally kill anyone like that. I was just wondering that is it possible if we as a WP platform can do something for those victims? I guess that will be a small help from our side. What do you think?

Sabdio Roba
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you dear Yusra,
sometimes human beings can be so cruel and inhumane. I believe we need to emphasize more on child protection. Yes, it is possible for us to do something for them to make them feel valued, loved and appreciated.

Hello, Sabdio,

It's a cruel world we live in, and it's not safe for our children. I think the policies and laws are there, but they're not enough. Thank you for raising concern about this. It's very heartbreaking that children as young as they are experience violence. Yes, let's say NO to violence in all forms.

Sabdio Roba
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you Karen,
children need to be protected, supported and trained/exposed to love. I agree with you that Very strong voices are needed to say NO any form of violence.

You’re welcome , dear Sabdio.

As a mother of young children, my heart goes out for those children who longed to be protected and loved. You know what they say, “It is easier to raise strong children than heal broken adults”.

I do hope those children find their healing early on.