The government of Kenya on Wednesday closed down a children’s home owned by the Catholic Church over alleged cases of sodomy in Machakos county.
The county’s children department together with other relevant government agencies stormed Martyrs of Uganda Children’s Home in Machakos subcounty after obtaining court orders to do so.
The county director of children services Salome Muthama said they rescued 36 children from the institution after eight of them were sodomised by a cook.
“The report was brought to us by Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) on February 14, 2019, who had come to our office with one of the sodomised boy’s mother,” Muthama said.
The commission said the church, the local priest, the school and local OCS need to be held to a higher standard of duty, adding that the cook, Katuku, is yet to be arrested.
KHRC filed the case under OB 41 of 15/02/2019 at Machakos police station. More details