Nairobi, 18 September, 2019 / 11:20 pm (ACI Africa).
A video full of vulgarities recorded and uploaded on social media by a pupil at a Nairobi-based Catholic school has caught the attention of a wide-range of people, including leaders who have weighed in on the matter variously.
A Catholic Bishop, a government official with a regulatory role, and a legislator who fights for children’s rights are among the leaders ACI Africa has interacted with on the matter that has risen to the scale of a national conversation, with many blaming the act to “poor parenting.”
On Sunday September 15, the grade 7 pupil at Nairobi’s Consolata School posted a selfie video on his Instagram account. In the video, he employed vulgar speech, ranting about a fellow pupil whom he claimed had bullied him in school.
“It is unfortunate that this has happened,” the Chairman of the Commission for Education and Religious Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki told ACI Africa Wednesday.
“It’s a parental issue because if the boy can go to that level, it appears the parents have not done their part,” Bishop Kariuki of Embu diocese in Kenya said and advised parents “to take up their responsibilities because if this boy continues this way we do not know what he will become tomorrow.”