Ex-police officer in custody for attempt to defile schoolgirl

The man was arrested in Kanyabala, Homa Bay. [iStockphoto]

A former police officer has been arrested for allegedly defiling a schoolgirl.

The suspect is said to have committed the act at Koduogo trading centre in Kanyabala Location, Homa Bay.

According to witnesses, the suspect went to the house where the 15-year-old was sleeping with her siblings on Monday at about 1am.

The minor raised an alarm and a neighbour responded.

According to Homa Bay Sub-County Children’s Officer Joseph Otieno, the suspect confronted the neighbour with a machette, but was overpowered.

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