A 51-year-old man from Kiamutugu, Gîchûgû Constituency, Kirinyaga County suspected of defiling a minor has been arrested.
According to a police report seen by K24 Digital the suspect, identified as Joseph Muthike Murage allegedly carried out the act on August 2, 2021, in Wakaburu village, Thitikwa sub-location.
"Kindly note that today this station arrested one Joseph Muthike Murage, a Kikuyu man aged 51 years who was reported to this station vide OB no. 11/2/8/2021 for an allegation of defiling a Kikuyu minor aged 14 years from Wakaburu village Thirikwa sub-location about 4km east of the station,” read part of the report.
Murage’s arrest comes days after another man from Kimunye village was arrested on allegations of defiling a minor.
In the Kimunye case, a 38-year-old man is suspected to have defiled and murdered, in cold blood, a four-year-old girl.
The deceased had been kidnapped while heading home from school on Monday evening, only for her body to be discovered on Wednesday this week.
Kirinyaga East Deputy Sub-county Police Commander Patrick Nyaanga urged parents to play a role in ensuring the safety of their children.
"Parents should at all times accompany their children to and from school to ensure their safety," he said, adding that parents should also advise their children not to trust strangers they meet up with in public.