‘My son has become a chokora, can no longer speak German,’ Ngirita cries

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The agony that the Ngirita family are still underway.

Phyllis Njeri Ngirita claimed her son who is in Class Seven and was fluent in German has been reduced to a ‘chokora’ (street kid), and can now only speak in Kikuyu, Swahili or English.

“Miaka mbili tumeteseka. Mtoto aliacha shule, anaelekea kuwa chokora… Wamekataa kabisa kufungua hiyo account. So mtoto ata hawezi ongea Kijerumani, anaongea Kikuyu na Kiswahili ama Kizungu,” said Phyllis as she broke into tears outside the courtroom.

She went further to narrate her desperation, saying she has been forced to rely on matatus as her car was seized and is “rotting at the Naivasha Police Station.”

“Sai nitatoka hapa na huyu mtoto twende nyumbani na matatu… gari yangu inaozea police station na nilinunua na malipo ya pole pole,” she said.