Police officer arrested after missing Form Four girl is found in his house

The girl and the cop were both arrested and the case has been forwarded to DCI Kapenguria. [iStockphoto]

A police officer is being held at Kapenguria police station over alleged defilement of a 17-year-old schoolgirl.

West Pokot sub-county Officer Commanding Police Division Kipkemboi Kirui said the officer identified as Corporal James Njuguna was arrested after they got a tip that the officer had locked a school girl inside his house at Keringet Police Station.

 Kirui said the girl’s father who hails from Keringet Trading Centre, reported that his daughter, who is a Form Four candidate went missing on Monday and he had a hint that she was residing with the suspected police officer.

He claimed the girl was found inside the officer's house. "They were both arrested and the case has been forwarded to DCI Kapenguria," he said.

Kirui said the girl was taken to the hospital but has been reluctant to share information with the officers investigating the case.

The girl claims to be 21 years old but her birth certificate shows she is 17.