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Child Abuse Cases Soars in Kajiado

Police in Kajiado have arrested two men on defilement claims.
One of the men, who is 30 years old from Maparasha in Kajiado Central was arrested for defiling his six year old niece.
The suspect is reported to have lured his niece to his house where he defiled her repeatedly and warned her not to report.
In the second incident, the suspect from Kajiado town is accused of defiling a 15 year old girl at Letoile village.
The two suspects are set to be arraigned in court to answer to defilement charges.
According to Kajiado Human Rights Activist Kimcy Nasieku, sexual offences cases have been on the rise in the recent past as more people work from home after the Government imposed stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease.
“Since schools were closed because of the coronavirus there has been an increase in child defilement cases in Kajiado. Coincidentally, many people have been working from home,” she said.
Nasieku revealed that most of the defilement cases involved relatives or persons close to the children.
She urged parents to be extra cautious and monitor their children’s movements so as to protect them from ‘predators’.
This comes barely a week after Chief Justice David Maraga raised alarm over rising defilement and rape cases in the country.
Maraga revealed that the offenses constitute 35% of criminal matters reported during the past two weeks.
“There has been a significant spike in sexual offenses in many parts of the country in the last two weeks. In some cases, the perpetrators unfortunately are close relatives, guardians or persons living with the victims,” he said.
According to the CJ, people who are supposed to take care of young girls are the ones taking advantage of them.
Elsewhere at the Kajiado law courts, a middle-aged man was sentenced to one year in jail for being in possession of a python skin valued at a street value of sh. 40,000.
According to the prosecution, the accused, Michael Omondi was found with a 3 metres long python skin at his house in Kitengela town.
Omondi who appeared before Resident Magistrate Susan Shitubi pleaded guilty to the charges and was handed a one year jail term or pay a fine of sh.200, 000
By Rop Janet

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