A Cabinet Secretary has ordered that a child who turned blind after his eyes were gouged out in a village in Kisii be taken to a safe house for rehabilitation and medical care.
Baby Sagini and his elder sister will be taken to a safe house in Nairobi after being discharged from Kisii Eye Hospital.
Kisii Governor Simba Arati said after consultation with the Cabinet Secretary for public service Gender and affirmative action Aisha Jumwa they agreed to take the two siblings to Nairobi for rehabilitation and treatment.
“I had a talk with our CS for gender and we agreed to take these kids to Nairobi in a safe house for rehabilitation and medication care,” said Arati.
Arati said one of the county vehicles will be used to transport the children to a safe house Tuesday morning.
Kisii Eye Hospital specialist Dr. Dan Kiage said the three year old boy is stable and ready to be discharged from the hospital where he has been admitted for a week now.
His elder sister was also rescued Tuesday by child protective services from where she was kept following allegations of being filled severally by the stepfather.
Police officers have also launched investigations into defilement allegations of Sagini’s elder sister.
A suspect was presented in court over the incident of gouging the eyes of Sagini and detained for five days.
Police said the suspect Alex Maina Ochogo injured the child in the attack for the eyes for ritual purposes.