A primary school teacher in Samburu central is held at the Maralal police station for allegedly defiling and impregnating a class six pupil.
The Milimani primary school teacher is said to have lured the 12 year old into his office where he defiled her on several occasions.
Officer Commanding Samburu Central Police Division (OCPD) Abagaro Guyo said they arrested the teacher after the matter was reported by the minor’s family.
He said investigations were underway and the teacher will be arraigned in court on Monday.
We have the teacher in custody and we took the girl to the hospital for tests, we are now waiting for results to enable us take him to court on Monday, Guyo told reporters on Saturday.
A sister to the victim said she was tipped off by a female teacher at the school who asked her to check on the health status of the young girl.
The sister who lives with the minor said she took her to Samburu county referral hospital for pregnancy tests.
The test was positive and that is when she opened up saying the teacher had been defiling her for some time, she said.
The area residents are crying out to the ministry of education to take stern action against the suspected teacher.
They said cases of defilement and pregnancies in primary schools were on the rise in Samburu central.
Source: Kenya News Agency