A suspect who boasted on social media about having had sex with a minor has been arraigned in a Sotik court.
Calvin Mbane Alfayo, alias Mohamed Alfayo, was, however, not required to take plea as police officers are still investigating the matter.
He appeared before Sotik Senior Resident Magistrate B. Omwansa.
State counsel Sharon Koina told the court that the suspect’s mobile phone was yet to be taken to the cybercrime unit for analysis.
She said they intended to retrieve photographs he posted on Facebook showing him and the underage girl.
Ms Koina further revealed that the child whose photograph appeared on social media was yet to be found.
She said the matter had sparked a national outcry and pressure to take action against the suspect.
She told the court that seven days were sufficient to conclude investigations and charge the suspect.
“I intend to prefer charges of promoting sexual offenses with a child, contrary to section 12 (a) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006 against the suspect upon completion of my investigations,” she told the court.
She said that on October 3 at Chepilat trading centre in Sotik Division, Bomet County, the suspect distributed photographs that promote or were intended to promote sexual offences with a child.
The suspect was detained at the Sotik Police Station as he awaits to appear in court on October 11 to take plea.