54-year-old Eldoret man arrested for defiling a four-year-old girl

Tuesday January 24 2017

Schoolchildren match carrying a banner and placards during a procession in Mwingi town to condemn rising cases of defilement in Mwingi Central Sub-County on August 31, 2016. A middle-aged man is in police custody for defiling a minor in Eldoret. FILE PHOTO | BENEDICT MUTUKU | NATION MEDIA GROUP


A 54-year-old man was arrested in Eldoret for allegedly defiling a four-year-old girl, Eldoret West Police boss Samuel Mutunga has said.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday evening after the child's mother reported the incident to the Baharini Police Post.

The suspect is accused of luring the girl to his house, where he repeatedly defiled her while covering her mouth with a handkerchief.

The accused was caught in the act by the girl’s mother after she heard noises coming from his house.

“What I saw was horrifying; I raised the alarm as I pulled the man away from my child, who was crying helplessly,” she told the Nation.

The baby was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and admitted.


The suspect will be arraigned once investigations are completed.