A man was Thursday arraigned in a Thika court accused of defiling a 15-year-old girl.
Peter Waruru appeared before chief magistrate Ann Maina charged with defilement, contrary to section 8(3) of sexual offences act no. 3 of 2006.
The accused is said to have committed the offence on September 8, 2017 at Juja farm in Juja Sub County.
The court heard Waruru was caught in the act by a neighbor, Simon Murigi, who had rushed to his house to inquire why the girl was screaming.
A mob that responded after Murigi sounded an alarm beat up the accused causing him bodily harm before officers from Thika police station rushed to the area and arrested him.
The accused denied the charges and was released on a bond of Sh. 500,000 or cash bail of the same amount. The case will be heard on February 2, 2018.
Source: Kenya News Agency