Investigations into allegation of defilement

Police in Homa Bay County have launched investigations into an incident where a man is suspected to have planned to defile girls at Rusinga Girls secondary in Suba North Sub County.

In the incident which took place on Saturday at about 4 am, the unidentified man entered the school dormitory but upon being spotted by the school matron, he hid under beds then escaped.

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said none of the girls was hurt.

The suspect was spotted by the matron immediately he entered the dormitory. We have established that none of the students was affected in the in the incident, said Tum.

He said the school administration was hesitant to report the matter to the police but they reported to Rusinga East Location Chief and chairman of the school Board of Management.

Our officers are already on the ground. They have recorded statements and investigations are going on to establish the reality on the matter, said Tum.

The police boss expressed concern over the long time of blackouts being experienced at the school noting they could be a security risk.

The school had issues with the Kenya Power after its transformer got damaged about four months ago, Tum said.

The school principal Herine Owuonda was hesitant to talk about the incident but only said she had reported the matter to her bosses.

No student was hurt and I have reported the matter to the Sub County Director of Education, Owuonda said.

On her part, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo said lack of a fence also contributed to the incident.

The school is young and has no fence. We are now making arrangements so that the school is fenced at two levels; one general fence and another special one for the dormitory, said Millie.

She called on the police to take punitive action against the suspect. I call on police to arrest the suspect so that punitive measures are taken against him, the MP.

The incident comes when the country is reeling from a rape case in Moi Nairobi Girls’ School following which the government sent the girls’ home, dissolved the school’s Board of Management and the Parents-Teachers’ Association.

Source: Kenya News Agency