Police hunt man accused of preying on teen daughters

Monday, December 14th, 2020 00:00 |
Lugulu Girls High School students in Webuye, Bungoma protest alleged defilement of their 16-year-old schoolmate. Photo/PD/Yusuf Masibo

Harrison Kivisu and David Musundi

In one of the latest shocking reports, Police in Sagana,Kirinyaga county are hunting for a man who went into hiding after allegedly defiling and impregnating his two daughters.

The news broke out over the weekend, when the mother of the two girls, reported the matter at the Sagana Police station, demanding that her husband be arrested.

According to police reports, the man allegedly defiled his 16-year-old daughter in 2019, the girl conceived and gave birth. The baby is now seven-months old.

The second daughter; a Standard Five pupil aged 14,  is also five months pregnant, after she was allegedly defiled by the father.

Authorities have taken up the matter for investigation, while the two minors are undergoing medical check up as probe continues.

Untimely death

“Both victims have been taken to Sagana sub-county hospital for necessary medical checkup. The alleged perpetrator is currently at large,” reads the police report.

In Molo, three minors from Mukinyai in Sachangwan, Molo sub-countydied last evening, after they fell into an open quarry full of rain-water. 

The trio who are also siblings are identified as Grace Wairimu aged 15, Victor Kaniaru (11) and Michael Kiritu (eight), met their untimely death after they slipped into the quarry.

According to area Chief Zack Monari, the three who were pupils at Mukinyai Primary  School might have slipped, while trying to rescue one of their siblings. 

He said there was need for such quarries to be covered after construction work as this posed a great danger to the society, especially during rainy days. 

Following the tragedy, Monari urged the government to ensure that stringent measures were put in place to quarry owners’ adhere to asfety measures after construction.

Monari was grateful to divers, who responded promptly and managed to retrieve the three bodies, which are being preserved at Molo sub-county Hospital Mortuary. 

In Trans Nzoia county, a teenager  Eugene Sebastian Simiyu aged 20, who was fatally shot by a police officer is said to have pleaded with the officer.

 Those present when the officer pulled the trigger, said the last words the young is said to have uttered included ’’ don’t pour my father’s liquor as this is ‘“my January school fees.’’

The incident immediately saw the residents hold demonstrations demanding action against the policeman.

The incident has now brought to the fore the long push by residents to have justice prevail in the region, over cases of police brutality that have terminated several lives since December 2018.

 “My daughter who has a one-week-old baby was also beaten up. Among those arrested is my 13-year-old boy son, who is in class seven,” the mother to the deceased- Jacqueline Namalwa told the People Daily at her home.

Rogue officers

Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi, who visited the homestead called on Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, to ensure that the rogue officers are brought to book.

“Enough is enough. Cases of police brutality dating back to December 2018 are  on the rise, yet no action has been taken, despite inquiries by the police oversight authority and several petitions,” said Wanyonyi.

Kitale Catholic Bishop Anthony Maurice Crowley joined area leaders on calling on Mutyambai and the Independent Police Oversight Authority to take a swift and decisive action against the officer who killed the university student.

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