How irate man forcefully took in Class 8 girl, defiling her for seven days

Police have arrested a boda boda operator suspected of defiling a primary school girl while holding her in his house.

Noah Cheruiyot is reported to taken the 14-year-old standard eight pupil to his house in Kimnai trading centre, Elgeyo Marakwet County where he is alleged to have defiled her repeatedly for seven days. Marakwet OCPD Ibrahim Kosi said the girl went missing on April 26 only to be traced in the house of the 22-year-old suspect’s house.

Mr Kosi said the minor and the man may have been in an illicit relationship.He said preliminary reports indicate that the girl was hiding from her parents to stay with the boda boda operator. The police boss said the suspect was arrested by irate members of the public who got information that the minor was living with the man.

“We have taken the minor to Kapsowar Mission Hospital for medical examination. My team is processing all the evidence before charging the suspect,” said Mr Kosi. Kimnai location Chief Kanda Chebet said he received information that the missing minor was spotted in Cheruiyot’s house and he mobilized nyumba kumi representatives and village elder before storming the house where they found the girl.

The Chief said Cheruiyot has been locking the girl whenever he left the house, but neighbours heard movements in the locked house and became suspicious. He said the suspect is a notorious offender who has previously been arrested and held for theft.

“I got a tip off in the morning and we decided to find out what going on in the suspect’s house and surprisingly we found the minor when we broke into the house. She was bleeding and we highly suspect that the bleeding was occasioned by the repeated defilement,” Mr Chebet reported. He said he called Administration Police officers in a nearby camp who arrested the culprit while undertaking his boda boda duties.

“I called the parents of the girls who live in the neighbouring location and they said the minor went missing a week ago and that they have been looking for without success,” said Mr Chebet.

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