Poverty pushes man to sell his 2 kids

The couple say the move is to contain the rising cost of living

The couple, Jacob Angusi and Susan Angusi age 29 and 25 have said that they are totally incapacitate to provide for the children, in terms of food, clothing and basic medical care.

The couple has expressed the need to either give their two children aged three and nine to a Good Samaritan or sell them to avoid the biting hunger.

The rising cost of living in Kenya has pushed Kenyans to do crazy things. Earlier this year, a middle aged woman was nabbed by Kenya Wildlife Officers trying to sell an owl to secure food for her family.

Selling owl

The Kitui based, Kamene Kakai, a mother of five, stunned residents as she tried to sell the bird for Sh200 in a desperate effort to raise money to buy food.

She said she had nothing else to sell at the market and captured the owl to sell and buy food for her family.

She said she could not cook the owl for her children because it is not fit for human consumption and had to trek 15 kilometres from her home to the market with the hope of selling it.

“I had no choice but to bring it to the market to sell it as I cannot watch my children die of hunger,” she said.

Ms Kakai looked unperturbed by the huge crowd of curious onlookers she had attracted as she pleaded with people to buy the bird, often associated with bad omens in many communities.

“My children will starve to death unless someone volunteers to buy this bird. I wish I can get a buyer offering Sh500 or even Sh1,000, I will buy food to last us several days,” she told the press.

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