Police in Ahero, Kisumu County, have arrested a man and his brother for allegedly defiling his four-year-old daughter.
Reports indicate the girl was defiled and taken to Ahero sub-county hospital by her father who told medics she had been in a road accident.
Medical results showed the girl was defiled, which prompted staff to fill a Post Rape Care form and called the police.
Community health advocate Caren Omanga said police arrested the girl’s 40-year-old father and the 28-year-old uncle but later released them.
“Witnesses corroborated the girl's testimony,” Omanga said.
But Nyando OCPD Leonard Matete said the suspects were released due to lack of a complainant.
Later, after the mother filed a complaint, the police rearrested the two suspects, collected and took their specimen sample for analysis at the government chemist in Kisumu.
“Earlier we could not hold the suspects any longer but after an official complaint by the mother we have the suspects locked,” Matete said.
The OCPD reported that the victim was treated and discharged after samples were taken.
He added that rape cases have increased.
Matete cited a case that happened two weeks ago where a gang of three raped an 80-year-old woman in Rabuor.
Two other cases were reported in Awasi.
The police boss added that investigations prove the gang operates between Nyando and Kisumu.