A 58 year old man has been arrested at Gatua area in Mabonde Location Trans Nzoia county has been arrested by the police following multiple complaints linking him to 10 cases of defilement targeting young girls.
Mr. Joshua Makokha who is a herdsman at a local school was arrested following a recent case where he defiled a 3 year old girl who had gone to the institution to purchase Milk which is supplied.
“The girl opened up to me that the old man who sells the milk forced her to engage in a sexual activity and later have her ten bob and warned her against revealing the matter threatening to beat her,” said Lillian Barasa, a neighbour.
The village elder Simon Khisa said he received a report on January 2 and immediately handed over the matter to the area chief who sent the police from Sirende who arrested the old man for interrogation into the allegation.
“When he was arrested many complainants came on board with reports indicating that he defiled them on several occasions at the school while others indicated that he did so at their homesteads,” said Mr. Khisa.
An 11 year old victim said she had gone to the school to buy Milk upon which the old man took her to the kitchen and defiled her and later gave her sh 50 and told her to keep quiet over the matter.
“He told me to keep quiet over the matter upon which he gave me sh 50. I later opened up to my parents about the matter after they became curious to know where I got the money,” said the young girl.
The residents called on the police to ensure the old man is charged in court to get justice saying he had initially been arrested but was released under unclear circumstances after it was alleged that there was not enough evidence.
“I am hurt as a parent and all I wish for is justice for my young girl. This old man has become a nuisance and a threat to our children hence he must face the full consequences o0f the law for his actions,” said Mr. Abraham Barasa.
Another parent whose child was defiled wondered why the old man has socialized in hunting for minors yet there are many single mature women in the village that he can approach to satisfy his sexual hunger.