A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of defiling a four year old girl in Ngaremara location, Isiolo County.
The man sneaked into the house where the girl was left by her mother and defiled the minor during the day before fleeeing on Friday.
Senior Chief, Hassan Hokicha said villagers mounted a search for the suspect and handed him over to area Chief upon catching up with him at Manyatta Zebra area where he was hiding.
Mr. Hokicha disclosed a medical examination on the victim established the girl had been defiled, saying the man was handed over to the Isiolo police station and further investigations were launched immediately.
He condemned the act and urged local residents to report such incidents to the authorities immediately stressing that anybody caught carrying out such a heinous act must be prosecuted.
The suspect will be arraigned in Court once investigation has been completed.
By David Nduro