Police in Migori are holding a man alleged to have defiled his daughter in Suna East Sub County.
The suspect, Edwin Ochieng was said to have committed the bizarre act inside his house in Rabuor village on Wednesday night.
According to area Administration Police Commandant, Samson Ogelo, they received the report from the mother of the child and swiftly moved into action of arresting the suspect.
The suspect was being held at the Migori police station awaiting arraignment in Court on Friday morning, while the child was undergoing treatment at the Migori county referral hospital.
The AP Chief said that when they questioned the suspect over the act, he admitted sleeping with the daughter accusing the mother of denying him conjugal rights.
The suspect’s wife had on the fateful night wanted their children to sleep in a separate house but the husband refused to consent to her idea, saying he had to sleep with his family in the same house, Ogelo told the press in his office.
But hours into deep sleep, the heartless father sneaked into the children’s room where he defiled the minor causing her injuries in her private parts.
The mother was woken up by the cries of the child as the father went about his inhuman act, forcing the distraught wife to rush to the toddler’s rescue.
By Scophine Otieno/George Agimba