Police in Maralal Samburu county have arrested a 27 year old man after he allegedly defiled a sixteen year old girl for three days.
Patrick Chege was arrested on Thursday after his neighbors became suspicious about his relationship with the minor and alerted nyumba kumi and the area chief.
According to a neighbor, the minor who is expected to join form one next year has been living with Chege for the last three days at his shop in shabaa area in the outskirts of Maralal town.
Area chief Selina Lemakara has cautioned men in samburu county to keep off school girls while looking for wives saying that their education comes first.
At the same time she called on parents to stop treating girls who have finished class eight as adults adding that under the law they are still children who are in need of care and protection.
“Many parents in samburu still think that if their children sit for KCPE they automatically become adults who can be married off or left alone to fend for themselves.” She said.
The minor’s sister mentioned that they have rented in the same compound with the 27 year old man who might have enticed her with 'ngumu' a local breakfast delicacy which he prepares in his house and sells to shopkeepers.
The offender will be arraigned in court once investigations are done.