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Thursday, 18 September 2014

POOR BUKUSU BABY BORN OUT OF INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP RESCUED FROM ELDERS WHO WANTED TO KILL IT



Poor Bukusu Baby born out of incestuous relationship rescued from elders who wanted to kill it.

Drama Unfolded in Bungoma County as section of Bukusu elders were stopped in the knick of time as they were about to order the killing of a three day old child.

The shocking news leaked out to media who rushed to the scene in time only to find the elders doing the last ritual before the innocent child was killed.
According to the elders, the child was born out of an incestuous relationship between a man and his niece and according to Bukusu culture such children have no place in the society. Bukusu traditions demands that such children are killed immediately after birth.

The incident has left Kenyans wondering why it has taken the Bukusu community ages to review such inhumane cultural practices.