• Thursday, 01 December 2022
Kids Who Ate Chameleons hadn't Eaten in days, their Mother says

Kids Who Ate Chameleons hadn't Eaten in days, their Mother says

The mother of two children who consumed chameleons cooked by their brother in Nakuru claims the family went without food for days.

The incident occurred while Ms. Joyce Chepng'etich, a resident of Nyakinyua village in Molo sub-county, was away looking for temporary employment.

When she got home that night, she discovered two chameleon heads on the floor.

"My kids were fine when I left in the morning. We had nothing in the house, so I told the eldest to watch over the others while I went looking for food, the mother of eight said.

"I had to look for an alternative because I was unable to find the casual job I had hoped for.

The eldest told her that he had made chameleon soup for the kids when she got home that evening, she claimed, adding that she discovered two kids on the floor writhing in pain.

He claimed that he had to feed the chameleons to them because they had been crying and moaning about hunger all day.

Molo private hospital
She requested assistance from her neighbors in getting the kids to a private hospital in Molo. To the Molo Sub-County Hospital they were directed.

The two kids, who are ages two and four, were receiving treatment for food poisoning at the time this story was published and their conditions were stable.

Ms. Chepng'etich pleaded for assistance, saying, "I beg everyone to help me. I have no food. The little I earn from the jobs I do every day is not enough to sustain us. I earn Sh200, which I use for food and other things, but it's not enough for us."

Her neighbor, Janet Keter, claimed that she was alerted to the incident when she overheard screams coming from Ms. Chepng'etich's homestead.

"This mother is having difficulty providing for her kids. She leaves the house very early and only comes back at night to look for food for them, according to Ms. Keter.

We have assisted where we can as neighbors, but we are now pleading with well-wishers to assist her. She is experiencing a lot."

Residents pleaded with well-wishers to help the single mother raise her children because none of them attend school.