Veterinary officer, 58, arraigned in court for defiling, impregnating 14-year old girl
58-year old veterinary officer was today arraigned before Kabarnet law court, Baringo County for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14-year old class seven girl.

The accused Solomon Cherutich reportedly did the heinous act to the minor at Kapartai village in Aiyebo Sub-location, Baringo North Sub-County between 2nd and 9th September 2017.

"I am a farmer so I used to invite him (the accused) to my home to come and sire my cows with Artificial Insemination(AI), I trusted him as an old man, little did I know he was planning evil against my young daughter" the minor's  father Kenneth Chemelil told media outside the court.

Chemelil said his daughter is mentally disturbed because she is yet to resume her learning after giving birth on May last year.

"While she was pregnant she would only cry when we interrogated her to reveal the owner, but until recently after giving birth is when she named the culprit" Chemelil said.

The accused who appeared before Kabarnet Senior Resident Magistrate Nerolyne Idagwa pleaded not guilty and was granted a Sh200,000 bond.

If found guilty, the accused shall face charges contrary to section 8(1) as read with 8(2) of the sexual offenses act 3 of 2006.

The accused was arrested by police on Thursday at his Tirimionin home after the girl's parents informed the County children's department.

The bitter father now calls for justice saying "I really care educating my children so that they would come and assist me during my old age but I am not happy when someone does something terrible like this to them" he said.

However the case will be mentioned on January 23 pending hearing18 February 2019.

-Joseph Kangogo