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Increased cases of defilement and incest in Lamu County is worrying

By Nzioka Justin | March 12th 2020

Leaders, together with the Security Department for Lamu County, have now raised concerns over rising cases of incest.

The issue of fathers involving their own daughters into sexual intercourse is increasing and more so in Hindi Division, Lamu West.

During his Lamu public address, the County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said that he was working with the County Police Commander Moses Muriithi about the cases. Mr. Macharia warned of stern actions against those involved.

Macharia lamented that fathers had become predators over their own daughters. Worst was even to a point where some girls fell pregnant in the process.

He called upon the public to report such vices, adding that any man luring a minor into sexual intercourse ought to be jailed. He noted how a girl child should be protected, and her future supported other than being destroyed.

"We will not tolerate men who go around defiling young girls. It's unfortunate that even fathers prey on their own daughters. I want to warn you that my office is keenly investigating the matter. We will ensure those involved are punished," stated Mr. Macharia.

Lamu Women Rep. Ruweida Obbo, also wondered how fathers who are supposed to protect their daughters had become predators. She urged for chemical castration upon all those involved.

"It's high time that the defilers are castrated so that they never get to commit such crimes again as they will now be dysfunctional," stated Ms. Ruweida.

Hon. Anab Haji, Hindi MCA, urged religious leaders to intervene and rescue the worrying situation in Hindi, noting that he was not impressed by the action.

Reports by police indicate Mpeketoni and Hindi topping the list in sexual assault against minors. Others in the list are Lamu Island, Witu, and Basuba in Lamu East.

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