A police officer from Khwisero Sub County, Kakamega County, accused of defiling a 16 year old girl while in custody is not yet arrested.
Reports reveal that, the girl was arrested on April 28,2023, alongside her friend who had accompanied her to go meet her loved one. The parents requested the police to arrest and keep her in custody as a way of punishing her.
However, it was reported that the officer went to the room where the girls were held and asked the victim to follow him to another room, where the victim was ordered to undress.
It is alleged that the officer repeatedly defiled the minor.
According to Ms. Vivian Ayuma, the county’s director of social services, children services, culture and gender, the officer is yet to be arrested.
“This is a very sad matter that has been swept under the carpet. We are calling for a full investigation into this sad incident. We need this officer to be charged for inflicting such pain on the girl and ruining her life,’ Ms. Ayuma said.
Director of Community Policing, Gender and Child Protection Mr. John Gachomo has promised full investigations into the matter.