Turkana deputy county commissioner Alex Mativo has issued a stern warning to parents who recklessly leave their children to roam aimlessly in Lodwar town instead of taking them to schools.
Speaking in the outskirts of Lodwar town, Mativo said he has noticed the increasing number of school going children roaming in town and supposedly running errands.
Lodwar town has started receiving influx of street children’s most of them being school drop outs who come to look for employment.
The children are increasingly being used to sell merchandise from shops.
Mativo termed this as child exploitation and sternly warned parents about letting the children roam.
Mativo further said that the number of street children is alarming and he will have to resort to arresting the parents who will be found neglecting their children.
He also warned parents against using their children as a way of getting money by securing employment for them to stop the habit.