In Summary
  • The suspect and the girl were found lying on the ground naked in the forest.
  • Police arrested the suspect but irate members of the public overwhelmed the officers, and attacked and beat up the suspect.
  • The man was rescued when reinforcement was called in and he was taken to Kitale Police Station.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Trans-Nzoia County after he was caught by members of the public defiling a nine-year-old girl in the forest at Kitale Museum.

The man is reported to have lured the standard four child with Sh20 to collect firewood in the forest.

CAUGHT RED-HANDED

"I had gone to run some errands in town only to be told that someone had taken my child to the museum forest. I got scared, I immediately mobilised some individuals and rushed there," said the girl's mother.

She also alerted the police officers manning the Kitale Museum for assistance in locating her child.

The suspect and the girl were found lying on the ground naked.

JUSTICE

Police arrested the suspect but irate members of the public overwhelmed the officers, and attacked and beat up the suspect.

The man was rescued when reinforcement was called in and he was taken to Kitale Police Station.

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