The services of house helps are so valuable in the day-to- day life. Without their help life is not easy. Think of cutting off your sleep to prepare breakfast for your family.
Those little kids need to have a shower in the morning and do the dressing.
Besides, punctuality is mandatory at work and that messed up house is on the list to be cleaned
With all those responsibilities, one is left without an option but to look for the helper.
The next thing is to give orders on what should be done at home but off course taking care of the children is part of their duties in return for a salary.
What is done is excellent and too appreciative for the good of the family, criticisms outweigh all the best they do. It has become common in society for house helps, who we trust so much to later turn into criminals and betray our trust when they engage in such acts as defilement, rape and even murder.
Recently a case was reported in Remera’s Ubumwe cell when a houseboy turned against his boss and strangled her to death. Many saw this as an abomination.
Prior to that, a felony was committed by a house boy when he defiled a girl and in fear of being found out, decided to murder the three kids in the family where he worked, and hid their bodies in the ceiling. These are things which require one to stop and ponder their causes.
As the authorities take on the unenviable task of investigating the causes of such acts, many remain worried as to where this is leading.
It is important that the causes of such insane acts are unearthed. Many are wondering ift is a result of greed for money, torture from their bosses, or psychological problems.
If it is insanity, then it can be easily proven medically. It is also imperative that a basic salary for house helps is determined so as to avoid a situation where some become disgruntled
It is also important that those who employ house helps avoid creating a situation where the latter feel tortured. We are all equal as human beings as stipulated in the constitution.
Regardless of the work we do, everyone including the house helps, ought to be treated with respect.
It is therefore important that the cause of such barbaric act by house helps is found out before it reaches epidemic proportions.