A young man from Busamo village accused of defiling a 10 year old minor last Friday has been arrested.
According to Lugaga sub location assistant Chief, Nixon Afanda, the man, only identified as Mbwani alias doctor, was arrested on Tuesday and is being held at a local police station.
The culprit waylaid the girl who was on her way to school and committed the heinous act on her, confirmed Afanda, adding the girl revealed the ordeal to her teachers.
Teachers at Ingidi Primary School in Vihiga Sub County where the victim is a pupil told Kenya News Agency (KNA) that the girl suffered serious injuries on her private parts.
One of the teachers noticed the girl walking with a lot difficulties prompting female teachers to probe her, said a source at the school.
She was rushed to Vihiga Sub County Hospital where medical examination confirmed she had been defiled.
Afanda and Nyumba Kumi members managed to arrest Mbwani and handed him over to Vihiga police station.
The culprit, whose full identity was yet to be established, was estimated to be about 25 years old.
The man deserves life imprisonment because he has committed similar acts, including rape, in the past, argued Afanda.
The Vihiga Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS), Justin Nyagah told KNA that regular police officers in conjunction with those at the Criminal Investigation Department were concluding investigations before presenting the suspect to court.
Source: Kenya News Agency