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Touching: Poor Boy who Went Viral for Stealing Onions in School Gifted New House and Foodstuffs

After a teacher videotaped and shared a video showing him taking onions from a school, it may have appeared to be a determined attempt to make a little boy look bad in the eyes of the public.

The woman's actions were denounced by the Zambia police force through spokesperson Esther Katongo after the video went viral on social media.

Joackim was filmed stealing onions from Shimpa Primary School in Zambia.Joackim's mother is widowed as well as physically impaired, which makes it difficult for her to provide for the family. Photo credits: Nkani/ Remmy Kangwa. Source: UGC

According to Katongo, the law mandates that juvenile offenders in criminal cases be safeguarded since they have the potential to change and have a good future.

Making their faces public, therefore, engraves a mark on them that can haunt them permanently.

"The madam in that video involving a child alleged to have stolen onions was wrong to take the video of a juvenile and post it on social media," she explained.

She urged anyone with the video to blur the face of the minor for the sake of his future.

Boy is from poor background

Well-wishers attempted to learn more about the boy's tale, which led them to discover that eight-year-old Joackim Musenga lived with his widowed and physically disabled mother.

It was discovered that the two live close to Shimpa Primary School, where he was caught on camera stealing onions.

Unfortunately, despite living close to the institution, the boy does not attend school owing to poverty.

The mother accepted responsibility for her son's misdeed, but she asked for help from anyone who could assist her in starting a business and providing for her children.

Mathews Simiyu, an SS 2 student at Holy Trinity High School in Saboti, Kenya, was sent home and resorted to bringing a chicken to the school in the hopes of being permitted back in class.

He was still left with a balance of KSh 33,000 after handing out the bird for KSh 1,000, but happily for him, area MP Caleb Amisi came to his rescue and paid the costs.


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Katongo Nkani Remmy Kangwa UGC Zambia


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