KENYA: Police in Murang’a County have arrested a 60-year-old man who allegedly defiled his 10-year-old daughter.
The man was arrested after teachers realised the girl was having difficulties walking.
The incident that occurred at Kiarutara market in Gatanga Sub-County shocked residents after the minor, a Standard Four pupil, revealed that indeed she had been defiled by her father.
The girl is said to have recounted her ordeal to her teacher.
She also claimed the suspect warned her against telling anyone about the incident.
Residents condemned the act and later launched a hunt for the mason.
Mwangi wa Kamau told The Standard that residents later caught up with the suspect at Gataka-ini as he attempted to escape.
He said the girl had also told her teachers that her father had threatened her with dire consequences if she dared open her mouth over the matter.
“She was reportedly warned not to tell even her mother,” Kamau said yesterday.
A section of residents took the suspect to Ndaka-ini police post even as others attempted to lynch him.
“Everyone went mad after the news reached the village. We went out to look for him and latter handed the suspect over to the police,” Kamau added.
Gatanga police boss Baraza Sayia said the suspect will be charged today with defilement.