Police in Wundanyi in Taita-Taveta County have arrested a middle-aged man following a tip from the citizens.
The raid guided by the Wumingu area chief Paskim Kisambio raided the suspects hide out.
The man was living with a form three student in his employers’ servant quarters for almost a week.
Dozens of used and unused condoms and books of the student were retrieved from the suspect’s house.
The duo was taken to Wundanyi police station for further interrogation.
“We have interrogated the student who says she wants to be married and does not want to go back to school. We are taking her for medical examination to determine her health status before the suspect is arraigned in court. It is a criminal offence to marry and defile a minor.” Said Kisambio.
According to women leaders, such cases are more rampant in Voi, Wundanyi and Taveta sub counties.
But, the county police commander Patrick Okei and Voi deputy county commissioner Daniel denied the allegations and knowledge of the said cases.
By Purity Nyang’ara