KDF soldier arrested for allegedly defiling 16-year-old girl while dropping her off at school

By K24Tv Team On Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 10:02 | < 1 min read
Major R. Mbithuka, who was attached to the 81 Tank Battalion, was on Wednesday, January 27 found lifeless in the toilet. [PHOTO | FILE]
Major R. Mbithuka, who was attached to the 81 Tank Battalion, was on Wednesday, January 27 found lifeless in the toilet. [PHOTO | FILE]

By Nyaboga Kiage,

A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier was on Tuesday arrested just minutes after he allegedly defiled a minor in Kiriaini town, Nyeri County.

The Kenya Army soldier identified as Martin Wanjii Kabura is said to have volunteered to drop off the 16-year-old girl, who is a distant relative, at her school.

However, according to the police report, the soldier abruptly made a stop-over at Kiriani market where he booked into a room and allegedly defiled the schoolgirl.

After the ordeal, he bundled the girl into the car and sped off towards her school.

The girl was rescued following an accident that occurred on Nyeri- Mweiga highway at around 6 pm way past the school.

Police escorted the girl to the Nyeri County Referral Hospital for examination while the soldier was detained at the Nyeri Police Station pending a court-martial.

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