Part of our duties as mums entails being present to watch over our children at all times, this in reality is not possible you and I know that too well.
But how can we protect our children from possible harm they might be exposed to when we have gone away to work, market, hospital, church or anywhere we need to go? A lot might be going on in our homes which we not aware of.
Please read this mum’s experience.
There is a lot to learn from it. ‘As I’m writing this, my heart is bleeding. We have been battling to save the life of a 2 year old toddler who was raped by her father’s younger brother since 9pm yesterday 30th Dec.
The baby just stabilized and is coming round after about 6hours on the ventilator. She has arrested three times.
The mother left her with her uncle yesterday afternoon whilst going for a women’s program in church.
She got back to meet her baby screaming uncontrollably.
A neighbour’s daughter, a 5 year old confirmed that uncle Emma had sent them out of his room but not before putting a finger inside Precious pants. Right now, this toddler is unconscious, with all the paraphernalia of rape.
Bruises on her thigh, fracture of the right femur, gaping hole in the vagina, vagina wall bleeding, crepitations in the chest, (I’m postulating she choked on the fanta uncle Emma gave her to cajole her and aspirated).
She was brought in shock around 8pm and arrested as I stepped into the paediatric critical care unit to review her.
Hence she was resuscitated, intubated and connected to a vent, had to put in a central line as venous access was impossible and she needed fluid and blood. Did I mention that she’s paper white?
What could be fascinating in this babies that is making them the target of sexual abuse. She’s coming round but is so sick that she cannot even respond to pain again.
As I seat by this vent, monitoring her I decided to call on mothers to be more vigilant. If that five year old girl had been better educated, she might have been able to sense danger earlier and call for help.
I know it’s not easy but children both males and females are so vulnerable. Parents, fathers, mothers can’t do it alone.
Let’s rise to this social vice against our children.’
You may wonder if this story is true, I have wondered too, but in the world we live in today nothing can be considered too strange.
Here are some online reactions to the story, most of them advice for us moms. May God help us!
“This monster hates his brother and wife and this was a way of showing that hatred.
His own brother should put pepper on his penis and beat him up thoroughly and then hand him over to the police.
Women be careful please the world has changed, protect those treasures God has entrusted into your care.”
“…Haven’t been able to erase the picture formed by mere reading through. Biko what are we talking about. A 2yr old molested baby girl?
The mother might even be praying for death, blaming herself for leaving her alone with a ‘trusted’ person/uncle.
TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK