Police in Laisamis arrest man suspected of defiling a minor

A 30 year old man who allegedly defiled a nine year old girl in Laisamis Sub-County of Marsabit County then went into hiding has been arrested by local Police.

Area OCPD Mr. Mwenda Meme said the suspect was herding livestock together with the minor on Saturday in Merti Village, Loglogo Location when he reportedly defiled her.

The OCPD said the herder turned against the minor before disappearing once the girl’s parents noticed that their child had been sexually molested.

They took her to Laisamis Mission Hospital where she was admitted.

The OCPD decried the increase in cases of defilement of minors in the Sub-County.

We launched a manhunt for the suspect whom we managed to arrest with the help of residents,

He lauded the cooperation of area residents in the fight against crime in the area. He appealed to the local community to help fight the menace by reporting such incidents to law enforcement agents instead of suffering in silence.

The OCPD said the suspect will be arraigned in court on defilement charges and warned that perpetrators of such crimes will be dealt with mercilessly in accordance with the law.

By Sebastian Miriti