A Kenyan man, George Mambezi, who has been in the global spotlight for beating up his son who failed to sit for Mathematics and English examinations has defended his action.
Mambezi, a staff of a multi-national telecommunication company in Zambia, was seen in a video beating the boy after he scored poorly in other courses and got an A grade in music despite spending $21,000 on his school fees.
He was criticized by human rights activists in the East African nation for disciplining the boy over his poor academic performance.
The man has also been questioned on the matter by police in Zambia.
In a letter addressed to a Zambian blog, Mambezi said he has the right to discipline his son as he was brought up in the village and his Christian religion permits him to discipline his child.
He later took to his Facebook page and told anyone who is not happy with the way he treated his son to file papers and adopt the young man.
He said: ”I know your page is the most happening and the most popular in Zambia at the moment so I would like to address this issue on your platform for maximum audience.
“First of all Bambino is my son and I have the right to discipline him, am a staunch Christian and an advocate for human rights.”
”In as much as I can slap my son, it’s all because of love and me wanting the best for him.
“I cannot kill him or feed him snakes if he requested for fish. I grew up in the village and am one of the few people that were privileged to acquire a sound education and I would want to pass that legacy to the next generation.”
”The Bible clearly says spare the rod spoil to the child in Proverbs 13:24. I won’t let my child eat ma 2V in the name of human rights therefore if you think I was wrong , go to the relevant authorities and process the adoption papers for him.”
”Let’s see if you will be happy seeing him walk in the streets singing for K2 like Fly Jay and Lawino after spending $21,000 on tuition.” Watch the video below:
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