22 January 2013

Kenya: Grandpa Arrested for Defiling Five-Year-Old Girl

An 80-year-old man who has allegedly been defiled a five-year-old girl has been arrested by police. The grandfather Francis Ngoroi Karekia was arrested at Giathiga village in Itabua, in Embu West.

Karekia was discovered by chance after the the girl's grandmother saw the girl walking with difficulty. She had also noticed blood spots on the girl's underwear. She reported the matter to the police

Embu police boss Gasper Makau said the girl was asked where she was ailing from. The girl said the old man has been regularly been defiling her in his house when her grandmother is away.

Makau said the girl gave a graphic account of what the old man has been doing to her every time her grandmother would be away. He would ask her to serve him food.

The girl said the 80-year-old grandfather would carry her to his house and "playfully" defile her. The girl said the man would warn her against telling anyone. The girl was taken to Embu Provincial General Hospital.

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