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Man demands justice after his daughter was defiled, impregnated

By Nikko Tanui | Published Fri, October 13th 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 12th 2017 at 23:01 GMT +3

A farmer has called for the arrest of a 37-year-old man he accuses of defiling and impregnating his daughter.

The father of five said the suspect had been having an affair with his 13-year-old daughter for the past seven months.

He said the relationship began when he asked the suspect to watch over his home while he took care of his sick wife, who was in hospital.

"He took advantage of the situation to start an illicit affair with my daughter. He defiled and impregnated her," said the resident of Kipyoren village in Kapkormom, Soin/Sigowet constituency.

The man claimed his daughter told him her attacker threatened her with death if she told anyone he was responsible for her pregnancy.

"I was in the dark for a very long time, until my daughter's teachers observed that her behaviour had changed. They also discovered her bulging belly after which they found she was pregnant," he said.

"We took her at Ainamoi Sub-County Hospital where she was confirmed pregnant. On interrogation, she revealed that the man had told her to remain silent unless she wanted to die."

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County Children's Officer Jane Rono said the matter had been reported to her office and that she had handed the case over to police for investigation.

“We informed the police as soon as my office received the complaint. We expect that they will be expeditious in their investigations, arrest the suspect and arraign him if found culpable. My office is ready to offer all the support so the minor can get justice,” said Ms Rono.

She said nine cases of defilement had been reported since January.

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