Police officer arrested for defilement

A police officer based in Siaya who has allegedly been having an affair with an underage girl has been arrested and locked up in the cells by his colleagues.

The police constable, stationed at the Nyadorera Police patrol base, was arrested on Wednesday after senior police bosses launched investigations into complaints by the girl’s mother.

A national government administrator who sought anonymity told the media that the suspect has been having an affair with the 15 year old standard six pupil at Goro Primary school since September last year but the parents came to know about it only recently.

The administrator said that the affair was suspected to have begun when the young girl took her parents’ cows for grazing within the police post.

However, said the administrator, the affair leaked out when her younger siblings saw her come out of the officer’s house with a Sh.1,000/= note and reported the matter to their mother.

Upon interrogation, the girl admitted being in an affair with the policeman, said the administrator.

The Siaya Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD). Senior Superintendent, Ancent Kaloki confirmed the arrest of the officer.

Kaloki said that the suspect would be arraigned in court to face defilement charges as soon as investigations were completed.

Source: Kenya News Agency