Two schoolgirls have been rescued from a man who allegedly has been defiling them for the last month in Migori County. The 15-Year old students were on Saturday rescued by security officers from a residence in Kadongo trading center, Kowidi Sub-location in Rachuonyo East Sub-county
The minors who hail from Nyakach sub-county had left their homes a month ago but never returned. One of the girls did her 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE) and earned 288 marks at a primary school in Kisumu County. The other minor is a Standard 7 pupil.
The girls were found in a carpenter’s residence and were recognized by a Nyakach resident who had gone to Kadongo, who then notified family members.
Kowidi assistant chief Michael Aoro arrived at the scene and rescued the girls and took them to Othoro Police Station where police questioned them further before they underwent medical tests at Othoro Hospital.
“The incident is strange because the man has been defiling the girls in his house. One of them is telling us that she used to sleep in a chair while the other was sleeping in the man’s bed,” Aoro said.
“But her statement does not make sense because she is not telling us the reason why she left home and resorted to sleeping in a chair inside a house that doesn’t belong to her relative,” he added.
Police are still hunting for the man who escaped during the raid. “The man disappeared after realizing that the minors’ family members were in his house,” Aoro said, adding that they will ensure he is arrested.
He urged parents to take care of their children to prevent such incidents. “Let parents be keen in monitoring movements of their children to enhance their safety. Defilement is a serious offence,” he added.
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