Police in Suguroi village, Nyandarua County have arrested a 21-year-old man for sodomizing a 13-year-old minor.
Michael Lolochum Ltaasan, a Samburu herder, is currently being held at Ndaragwa Police Station.
According to a police statement, the minor was at their farm grazing his father’s cattle when the incident happened.
"Lolochum, who is well known to the minor’s family, pretended to be passing by before approaching and enticing the boy, after which he lead him to a nearby thicket where he did the beastly act before taking off," police said.
The boy rushed home and narrated the ordeal to his distraught mother, who immediately filed a report at the station.
"After getting wind of the incident, Irate villagers went after the 21-year-old suspect and were on the verge of lynching him when he was saved by police officers who immediately placed him in custody," police added.
Police are currently probing the matter before the suspect is arraigned in court.