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Date: 30th June 2020

Dear parent,
I salute and greet you all. It’s very sad to me and to all parents when we see the current situation in our country. Our children are ruining at home with little hope remaining. Our sons have become thugs with many of them indulging in drug abuse. Our daughters are at a greater risk, many of them pregnant, some have opted abortion, some died while attempting to get rid of the pregnancy, many of them have contracted Hiv/Aids, many have lost hope of life….😭😭😭
Things don’t seem to be getting any better. What is the problem 🤔🤔 and what is the solution??. Who will rescue this generation??

The situation that we are in is new and therefore requiring new measures and tactics. It is clear if we do nothing the situation will get worse, to worst. The pandemic at hand of moral decay, character retardation and immorality shows that something is wrong. Someone is not doing their part.

My dear parent, we can blame corona, the government or even our children. But do you know the child is yours?? All other excuses are variables, but you have one CONSTANT, THAT THE CHILD IS YOURS, even after covid19. Do you know that the character of your child is important than their education, your wealth, your business or pleasure? Character is very important, it’s better my Child to be in heaven unlearned than to be in hell with degrees.
Now parents, the following is the problem to our children. This is the pandemic killing our children:

  1. Media
    Media exists in different forms. The web is full of information that corrupt the mind, not only of children, but also adults. These are things in space, and therefore you don’t have control over what is posted.

I know there are some good stuff in media, but the influence of media is more ruining than building. Weird websites are all over, others pop up even without you visiting them. This is part of what is corrupting our children. How do they access the media?

a) Tv-
a television well used can be a learning tool, but when misused it’s a ruining tool. When we leave our children to watch tv all day, some all night, what do you expect?? Your child will ruin. Most of these night movies and soaps operas are really corrupting to the mind of a teenager. Many of them have erotic scenes that awaken their sexual desires. The kissing they watch, petting and romantic statements stick in their minds, waiting for an opportunity to avail itself for practicals. Wewe mzazi, where do you think your child will relieve such sexual feelings piled in her young body??? What is the solution then,,, let the Tv be on only during news and important learning programs. If you can’t control that, sell the tv or keep it in store.

b) Phone-
Now parents, this is the greatest devil at the disposal of your child. It’s saddening that your child has a phone that you never bought but you don’t question as a parent. Others have phones na wewe mzazi hujui….I know people have been brought up differently, but a smartphone to a teenager is like dancing at the devils gate expecting to be safe, No way.
Kwani shida ya simu ni nini???

It is through the phone your child will access corrupting sites from Google, YouTube and other sites. These sites excite the passions of the young growing body, then their body will demand fulfilment of what they watch on YouTube.

It is through the phone that your son will organize to meet Maria or your daughter to meet Jim. Without the phone, it’s hard. But with the phone, as a parent you have zero control. You will go to the market and in one hour you find your daughter pregnant. She called the boyfriend the moment you went. Then you go saying you are very strict…unajidanganya sana mzazi.

It is through the phone your child will access Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp etc….. The information found in this social media platforms is not Healthy for a young mind. When you expose the young to adult stuff they start doing adult stuff. If you see them doing such, jua wametoa kwa media.

It is through the phone your child will download and listen funny music. This music sung nowadays in sheng na wewe mzazi hujui zinasema nini, you are doing a lot of injustice to your child. This songs being part of literature, they are shaping our children the wrong way…..many a times i hear them in a matatu and feel like alighting nitembee.
To add insult to the wound, unapata wazazi wanasikiza hizo nyimbo kwa nyumba na watoto….God will punish you severely. These songs are promoting drug abuse and sexual immorality. In fact many of them are literally talking about sex and drug abuse……the likes of Pekejeng, Mathogothanio, among many others. Wakati mtoto wako anasikiza pekejeng kwa tv, where do you expect her to do it???

A good excuse is that…wanatumia simu kusoma…. Uwongo yako. No child is thinking about academics now. Eti mwalimu anatuma notes na assignment,,,,alafu mzazi unaingia box. Kwisha wewe. Your child can pretend to be studying, but do they study overnight?? Am really sad to see students online as late as 2pm usiku!!!! Huyo mtoto anachat na nani na wanasema nini??? Parents we need to get serious.

Solution. If you bought your child a phone, pick it. Let him/her use it during the lesson alone. After lesson pick it. Hakuna online lesson past 10pm. If i were you, mtoto wangu hangeshika simu hadi aende university. It may sound awkward lakini wewe haribu mtoto ukiona.

c) Woofer/home theatre etc
If you can’t control the kind of music played in your house, sell your woofer. The essence is to keep the mind uncorrupted. Keeping the thoughts pure. The scripture records; out the abundance of the heart, mouth speaketh. Mathew 12:34

    This is one of the leading causes of the Pregnancy20 virus. Many parents were used to being at work, waking up early and returning late, hence having no time with their children. That aside…. during this time, some parents are still careless and negligent.
    Mtoto wako anatoka na hauulizi anaenda wapi, she comes late and you never question, she has a better phone than yours na hutaki kujua alitoa wapi, that is called parental negligence. She brings home her boyfriend and you are okay with it…. You never load her phone with credit and you don’t care where she gets credit from…🤔🤔.do the necessary.

Some parents have a small house, a self confused house. Ukiwa kitchen uko bedroom, yet you live there with your grown children. At night they hear everything you are doing, don’t you know they have a body also, with the same desires of what you are doing with their mother?? Such a parent is not considerate, you are responsible for the ruining of your child.

We thought that being in school is a nuisance due school fees and pocket money….. i want to tell all parents, if you are not giving your child pocket money at home, you are the cause of their ruin If you don’t give your daughter money, someone else will. Either sponsor, boyfriend just that Nduthi rider. She needs that money even when at home. Some boys are stealing so that they may give your daughter some money. Had you given her, you would have saved her pregnancy and the death of your neighbor’s son shot while stealing.

Other parents lack a spiritual control. You were used to chasing your children on Sabbath and on Sunday to go to church, yet you are left in the house. Just doing nothing or perhaps to take in the househelp. Now covid is here,,,no churches, you have no any relationship with Jesus, you find yourself empty and having nothing to tell your family. Because of this, your family have never had any family worship. The last prayer your child knows is the one offered on the monday parade before they were released from school. A mind disconnected from God is a mind exposed to the devil. Then the devil meets your son or daughter in YouTube and they become friends. Parents let us contact family prayers and worship.

  1. Idleness
    It’s always said an idle mind is the workshop of the devil. Idleness is tempting. After your child has piled the wrong habits from sexual movie, evil songs, pornography, any idle time is used to remember the things watched.
    That idle time is an opportunity for them to practice what they saw. Idleness is very dangerous. Many girls who are pregnant today is because of idleness. She had nothing specific to do, then her boyfriend invited her since he had something to do. And that is how your daughter returns home with a grandchild.

My lovely parents, pen and paper is not enough to tell you everything. Just pray for your children and do your part as a parent. Plead to God on their behalf. When we follow this advice, am sure Kenya will be a better place to be.
If Your daughter is pregnant, don’t reprimand her, maybe it was due to your negligence. Don’t take her to the doctor for abortion, it’s a sin of murder. Encourage her and support her lest she commits suicide and you loose both. If your son is taking drugs, advice and call a counselor to help you.


Tambua Africa Reporter

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