In Summary
  • The suspect, identified as Pius Otieno, was arrested on Monday night.
  • Officers were told he had been boasting that he took part in the horrendous gang defilement of a 13-year-old girl last week.
  • The minor was defiled by two suspects and her genitals cut with a razor blade.

Police in Homa Bay say they have arrested a man who bragged to his friends that he was part of a gang that defiled and mutilated a minor last week.

The suspect, identified as Pius Otieno, was arrested on Monday night after officers were told he had been boasting that he took part in the horrendous gang defilement of a 13-year-old girl last week.

Local police boss Marius Tum told the Nation that the man will provide samples for a DNA test to ascertain if he one of the men who defiled the minor during a power blackout in Homa Bay.

Mr Otieno was arrested after police were tipped off by concerned members of the public.

“He was heard bragging that he participated in defiling the girl. Someone called us about the matter which prompted us to swing into action and arrest him,” Mr Tum said.

CUT WITH RAZOR

The minor was defiled by two suspects and her genitals cut with a razor blade.

She was on her way to the toilet when she was attacked, police said.

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