In Summary
  • Police said on Thursday that they believed the minor, who wrote the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Educations exams, was attacked by a gang of men.
  • Mr Ruto said the girl's sick, 54-year-old mother was stabbed in the head and chest with a blunt object while trying to rescue her.
  • Locals complained of a resurgence in crimes including robbery, rape and murder.

A girl was defiled and dumped beside her father's grave, and her mother stabbed several times, in an attack in Nyandarua County on Wednesday night.

Police said on Thursday that they believed the minor, who wrote the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Educations exams, was attacked by a gang of men.

Nyandarua West Sub-county Police Commander Isaac Ruto said she was left for dead following the incident at their home in Kwa Major Village, Ol Joro Orok Constituency.

MOTHER STABBED

Mr Ruto said the girl's sick, 54-year-old mother was stabbed in the head and chest with a blunt object while trying to rescue her.

“The attackers reportedly raided the house where the two were sleeping while armed with crude weapons and terrorised them," he said.

“After attacking the woman, they took away her daughter and repeatedly defiled her before dumping her several metres from their house."

The two were taken to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital in critical condition.

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