Police in Murang'a have launched a manhunt for an assistant chief who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl.
According to a police report, the accused is said to have defiled his victim inside her aunt's kitchen on January 1, 2023.
“My aunt had invited me for December holidays since my mum is ailing…it was in the kitchen at around 11 pm that the chief, who is a neighbour, defiled me," the minor said in a police report.
The county commissioner Karuku Ngumo added that a medical report also indicated that the girl had been sexually assaulted.
He, however, opined that it was difficult getting the victim to report the matter since the girl's parents were planning to settle the matter out of court.
“It was hectic getting the claims in the right perspective because the girl's family was hesitant to report the matter,” Ngumo said.
The commissioner further assured that authorities were searching for the suspect. He also said he had ordered the deputy county commissioner to launch investigations into the matter.
“He is a wanted man. There is a police report accusing him of the offence and the victim has aptly described him, giving us enough grounds to treat him as a suspect,” Ngumo said.
“I received the report suggesting there were enough grounds to treat the matter as criminal and ordered the administrator to be apprehended. We are after him,” he added.
He further warned area administrators against covering up sexual cases against their colleagues.
“All defilement cases should be prosecuted in a court of law,” he added.