A 40-year old man in Baringo North sub-county is on the run after allegedly defiling and impregnating five teenage girls aged between 13 – 16 years.
The suspect a boda boda rider fled away after noticing he was being sought by police for doing the heinous acts between January and September last year.
“He may have been seducing the girls by offering free rides and bribing them with little money before booking illegal dates with them.” a local chief told the star on Friday.
He further noted that the unmarried man has so far been reportedly impregnated five young girls, “some of the cases have been sorted locally by the affected families” he said.
The local administrator said all the girls have had their learning suspended for a while as they remained at home to look after their new born babies while some were yet to give birth.
He said the suspect had since gone missing after slipping in the hands of police officers in a planned attempt to arrest him in November last year.
Ben Chebor (not his real name) father on one of the girls said the suspect defiled and impregnated his 16-year-old class five daughter in September last year before fleeing away.
“My daughter is now seven months pregnant, due to stigma, she has decided to stay at home as she prepares to deliver” he said.
The agitated man who spoke to media while in Kabarnet accompanying his daughter to receive medical checkup at Baringo county referral hospital appealed to the police to intensify search and get the man arrested and prosecuted.
“I have decided to allow my daughter deliver her baby then later I will get her back to school to continue her learning.” he said adding that he will not whatsoever allow anybody to disrupt him from seeking justice for her innocent child.
Amid adulthood age controversy
This occurs amid the brewing controversy in the National Assembly to have adulthood sexuality age reduced from 18 to 16 years in order to cut on high rate of court prosecutions on defilement cases.
The bill has so far faced criticism among majority members of parliament who opposed the age reduction saying it might end up giving liberty tender age children to engage in sexual activities which may result in massive pregnancies and school dropout.
Source: JOSEPH KANGOGO