Parents have been advised against buying Blood Ties, a book some schools are recommending for class six kids
The book written by South African author Zimkhitha Mlanzeli and published by Story Moja publishers is already on sale by Text Book Centre, at the Primary section.
Initially, the book was meant for grade 3-4 learners according to details on Amazon website.
In one of the pages, the writer uses explicit words like the f-word, with one of the characters promising to kill two other characters.
“Fuck her now! Or I will kilt you both,” he said, whipping out a knife. Masi turned and looked at the blade. Whitey was mad, everybody knew that. He would kill them both right there in the dark corner and nobody would ever find them. Masi swore under his breath and turned to Lelethu. He picked her up by her top and ripped it. Whitey gave his hyena like laughter. “Fuck her, fuck her!” he kept shouting,” reads the book in part.
Text Book Centre has already pulled down the book from its website.
This comes days after a video emerged online of a Consolata pupil using similar vulgar language, and even promising to kill a fellow pupil and her parents.
“…your desk and your books all are gonna get burnt, so you better stay in your fucking class and watch out for me bitch because I am dangerous I will shoot you in the fuckingorehead. You hear me bitch. I am coming for you tomorrow….” the pupil rants.
The behaviour has been blamed to over-exposure of learners to material which used such language such as the Blood Ties.
Earlier today, Ezekiel Mutua, Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, said the society shouldn’t be shocked with the developments as leaders should be blamed for frustrating efforts by government agencies to regulate content that the children consume.