Police in Rarieda in Siaya County have arrested an assistant chief for allegedly defiling a Form Two student.
Rarieda Sub-County Police Commander Thomas Ototo told the Nation that the administrator was arrested in his office in Ndere Village, Kokwiri Sub-Location, on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Ototo said the administrator was being held at Aram Police Station and will be arraigned Wednesday on defilement charges.
“The administrator was accused of defiling the minor on January 11. The victim was later taken to Madiany Sub-County Hospital where she was examined and a P3 Form filled," he said.
He said the administrator allegedly waylaid the girl on her way to church.
“She was allegedly locked up in a lodging room at Nyakongo trading centre where she was reportedly defiled and released the following day at dawn,” he said.
The arrest came a day after the girl's parents faulted police for not apprehending the suspect.