A 16-year old boy is being held at Loruk police station for allegedly defiling a 7-year old girl at Ng’aratuko in Baringo North Sub-county on Sunday.
Loruk sub-location assistant Chief Samuel Kamuren confirmed the incident saying the Kenya Police Reservists (KPR) helped arrest the suspect adding that his other accomplice was still at large.
Kamuren said he got the information immediately they arrived home after successful mission to recover some stolen animals driven by suspected pokot bandits towards the neighbouring Tiaty Sub-county.
“I am told apart from bleeding, the girl also had some bruises in her legs and other parts of her body meaning there were some sought of struggles before the victim was done with the heinous act” said Kamuren
He said he heard that the girl was accompanied by her friend to fetch firewood in a nearby bush when the two boys descended on her.
“We hurriedly went to the boy’s home to arrest him and took him to Loruk station awaiting police investigation” said Chief.
The girl was rushed to Marigat sub-county hospital by her mother on Sunday before being referred to the theatre at Baringo County Referral Hospital in Kabarnet.
She said at first, her daughter resisted to tell her the truth about the blood stains on her clothes.
“When I interrogated her she said she just got her clothes stained after eating fruits off a cactus tree…but when I stripped off her clothes I found that she was bleeding seriously from her private parts so I had to board a boda boda and rush her to the hospital” she narrated to the media amid sobs at Kabarnet hospital on Tuesday.
She recorded a statement at Marigat police station.
Contacted for comment, Marigat OCPD Otulia Kaunya declined to disclose the information to the media.