Two in court for abducting a girl

A man and his female accomplice have been arraigned at Nanyuki court for allegedly abducting a school girl.

Susan Chepkurui Koech, 30 and John Maina Mwai, 28 are facing a charge of abducting a 17 year old girl, a student at a secondary school in Karatina on diverse dates between May 2 and 18, 2018 at Nanyuki town.

Maina is also facing a second count of defiling the girl on the said diverse dates at Ruai village in Laikipia County.

According to the prosecution, the mother of the girl, Florah Karimi, who resides in Tigania, Meru County, released her daughter for school opening on May 2 at around 7:00am but the following day, she was informed by the school administration that her daughter never reported at school.

She alerted her neighbours, friends and relatives but unfortunately they could not establish the whereabouts of her daughter so she reported at Ngundune police post in Tigania.

Later the same day, she was informed by a lady only identified as Rosemary from Nanyuki that a bag containing her daughter’s documents including a student school identity card were left in her shop by a woman known to her.

Through help from Nanyuki police station, Rosemary directed the police to the house of Chepkurui and she was arrested and charged before being arraigned in court where she denied the allegations.

Two weeks later, Maina and the girl were arrested after the phone belonging to the girl was tracked to the house of the accused at Ruai village.

They were escorted to Nanyuki police station and the accused was later arraigned in court where he denied the charge.

The girl was escorted to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral hospital where she was medically examined.

The two who are out on Sh500, 000 bond each, had their case, which is now consolidated, postponed from hearing Friday after their lawyer was said to have another case in Meru.

The matter which was before Nanyuki Resident Magistrate Damacline Bosibori was set for hearing on August 13.

Source: Kenya News Agency