Kitui CECM in charge of Gender, Sports and Culture has finally unearthed some of factors that are contributing to increased defilement cases across the county.
Speaking in Mwingi town in an event held by Maendeleo ya Wanawake in partnership with Equity bank to distribute water tanks to some members, Helena said some parents have also failed in bringing up their children.
She pleaded with them to be so close to the children and also be listening to them inorder to determine any change of character.
She also pointed out that poor dress code especially in girls has majorly contributed to defilement cases urging girls to dress neatly.
Not keeping distance from relatives is also another factor as some girls have not been told who their relatives are and how to relate with them.
“Don’t allow their grandfathers to call them their wives, this way they get so close and some start performing the wife_husband roles,” she warned.
The County minister also said sodomy is on the rise and urged parents to be reporting such cases to police officers and her office will take up the matter as the county now has an attorney handling all defilement cases across Kitui.