Unbelievable tragedy

Kimani Francis
Kimani Francis

THE EDITOR: The discovery of the body of two-year-old Kimani Francis, in the Guapo river, is a tragedy beyond belief. Many questions must now be answered.

How did his family members allegedly not know that he was missing until the police arrived at their home?

A neighbour who saw him walking in the street must be thanked for calling the police.

Is this all that was required? Should that neighbour have taken control of the child until the police arrived?

There are also reports that some Heritage Petroleum employees also saw Kimani walking and did nothing.

Trinidad and Tobago needs to take a hard look at itself in the mirror.

We have lost the value system which says "it takes a village to raise a child."

It is easy to speak or write in hindsight but, my goodness, Kimani was just a two-year-old toddler.

To know that adults saw him wandering around and did nothing to secure his safety will be a stain on our history that will last for a very long time.

My condolences go out to his family.


Mt Hope


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