By Antony Gitonga
Naivasha, Kenya: Police in Naivasha are holding a 15-year-old boy for allegedly defiling two minors in Kinungi village along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
The teenager escaped lynching from irate mob as administration police officers moved in and rescued him.
Emotions ran high in the area after doctors confirmed that the two minors aged four and seven years had been abused.
Incidentally, the minor has in the past been jailed by a juvenile court and had just finished his sentence when he committed the act.
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According to a witness James Wambugu, the suspect first assaulted the four year old girl who is a neighbor at around 8am.
“The minor was on her way to collect milk when the teenager lured her into a maize plantation and defiled her,” he said.
Wambugu said that the minor informed her parents on what had transpired and a manhunt launched for the suspect.
While the search was going on, the seven year old girl also confessed that the teenager had earlier defiled her.
“On being arrested, the suspect was beaten ruthlessly and was rescued by police who took him to Naivasha police station,” said the witness.
A senior police officer confirmed the arrest saying that the suspect would be arraigned in court facing various charges.
“The minors have been treated and discharged at the Naivasha District Hospital and confirmed that they were sexually abused,” said the officer.
Assault in school
Meanwhile police in Kongoni, Naivasha have summoned three directors of a leading secondary school in the area over allegations of sexual abuse.
A week after 50 girls from the church sponsored institution went on strike, the management was called on to record statement.
According to a source, five students who claimed to have been sexually abused by a senior teacher in the institution had already recorded statements with police.
“The school management has been summoned over the sexual allegations as investigations into the allegations start,” said the source.
This is not the first time that students from the troubled institution have taken to the streets over allegations of sexual abuse by their teachers.