10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

- A class 5 boy is currently burning charcoal at a small family land in Kikuyu to put food on the table for his family of six

- His dad reportedly hit the bushes when the going got tough, leaving the family to wallow in hunger and abject poverty

- In photos shared on social media, the family which currently lives in Nachu, Kikuyu crams inside a one-roomed, tin-roofed shack with no door

- The family sometimes goes without food for days since the mum is unemployed and they have begged for help long enough from their neighbors

A 10-year-old boy in Kiambu county, Kenya has resorted to the backbreaking labour of burning charcoal to help feed a family of six.

This is after his mother separated with the standard five boy's father some years back leaving the dejected family to fend for itself.

The family in Nachu, Kikuyu constituency crams inside a one-roomed, tin-roofed shack with no door in a tiny piece of land where they call home.

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

The family's shack which they call home.James Kinyua/Facebook

Photos shared on social media on Wednesday, November 1 showed a hungry, poverty stricken family with no hope even for the day's meal.

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

The family also owns a tiny peace of land/James Kinyua/Facebook

The family sometimes goes without food for days since the mum is unemployed and they have begged for help long enough from their neighbors who can no longer put up with their beggary lifestyle.

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

Their shack has no door to keep off elements and wild animals.James Kinyua/Facebook

But the young boy has decided to man up after his dad officially disowned the family and walked out of their lives never to be seen again.

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

The family was abandoned by its patriarch unceremoniously.James Kinyua/Facebook.

Some claim the husband officially signed a document at the local chief's office washing his hands off the family and took off to a place unknown.

But despite the brutish lifestyle fate has handed the family, the boy's dream is to become Governor for Kiambu in the near future.Such resilience.

10-year-old boy forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after dad disappeared

The 5-year-old boy burning charcoal.James Kinyua/Facebook

Kenyans of good have formed a WhatsApp group with plans to raise funds to pull the family out of the hell hole they are living in.

This 10-year-old boy has ben forced to burn charcoal to save his family of 6 after their dad disappeared.James Kinyua/Facebook

Source: Yen.com.gh

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