Police hunting for paedophile ‘who defiled nine girls’

By Nick Oluoch

NYANZA, KENYA: Police in Kuria are looking for a businessman suspected to have defiled nine primary school girls in the area.

Area Deputy District Children’s Officer Mr Fredrick Nyatigi told the Press that the search was being coordinated by his office with the help of the local police.

“We are doing all that is possible to ensure that he is arrested. There had been reports that the man could have crossed over to Tanzania,” he said.

Nyatigi, said one of the girls in Class Three at a local school exposed the man after he tricked her and defiled her in his house. 

He said it was after the incident that the girl told one of her teachers how the man, after giving her Sh30, led her to the house where he stripped her naked and defiled her.

“We are wondering why there is a sudden rise in these cases. The incident comes just a few days after some 13 girls from two different schools were reportedly defiled in the area,” Nyatigi said.

He attributed the recent rise in such cases to moral decay and bad culture, which he said remain biased against women.

At the same time, he took issue with the ‘culture of conspiracy’ which he said was being perpetrated by parents and the community in general to protect the culprits from being punished for their crimes.

Recently, an Administration Police officer was handed a life sentence for defilement in Busia.

Corporal Charles Muli, who until his arrest last November was the officer in charge of Mulukhoni AP camp, will serve the remaining part of his life in jail after he was convicted.

Busia Senior Resident Magistrate Mildred Munyekenye found the corporal was guilty of defiling a six-year-old child.