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Father forces his 10-year-old daughter to sleep on the street because she brought bad luck to the family

By Mason White 3:54 PM September 20, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A father was arrested on a charge of child neglect after allegedly forcing his young daughter to sleep on the street because she brought bad luck to the family, police in Kenya said.

Nairobi police said that they have arrested 47-year-old Rashid Adan, after being accused of throwing out his 10-year-old daughter from his home.

Adan was charged with one count of child neglect. The mother of the child was not charged.

According to the police investigation, Adan’s daughter, who was not identified, slept on the street outside the family home for three years.

During questioning, Adan told police that his young daughter brought bad luck to the family. A neighbor told investigators that she feeds the girl regularly as her family refuses to give her any food.

When the grandmother of the girl catches a neighbor feeding the girl, she usually hurls insults. Police said that the child was taken into custody and handed over to a children’s home.

At some point, the child tried to kill herself, but she failed.