Though the girl was innocent of theft, her mother, Mercy, (not her real name) doesn't regret punishing her because that made her tell the truth. Mercy told the Star she found Sh200 in her daughter’s school bag and assumed she had taken it from her without permission. “She told me my husband had been giving her money," Mercy said. The father who was present admitted giving the girl money but said there was nothing wrong with a little pocket cash. Mercy said SN had convinced her to transfer the child, citing risk of Covid-19 in boarding schools.
Source: The Star March 08, 2021 20:15 UTC