The family of a school girl impregnated by a boda boda rider in Isiolo town now wants the man arrested and charged with defilement.
The Form two student at a day secondary school is said to have been defiled by the suspect who lured her into his house, where they lived together and had unprotected sex for a month.
The girl’s mother, Susan Nauana said the 22-year-old boda boda operator is alleged to have taken the girl with him to an unknown place, where they stayed together for the duration.
“My daughter disappeared last month and later came back home pregnant. We want the man who impregnated my daughter arrested and charged in the court of law,” the mother asserted.
The furious mother revealed she is not prepared to watch her child’s dreams of pursuing education messed up by dropping out of school to nurse a baby, while the man walks scot free.
The County Director of Education Dr. Hussein Ali Koriyow confirmed that the incident has been reported to his office and probe into the matter launched.
Dr. Koriyow added that the ongoing investigations will expose the accused person, who will be prosecuted in court so as to ward off other men, who may harbour similar intents of taking advantage of school girls.
He further cautioned female students not to associate with outsiders, especially boda boda riders, whose cases of sexual harassment had alarmingly risen in the recent past.
“Incidents of sexual harassment among primary and secondary school girls have been on the rise in the country and the law should be used to protect them and those found guilty be left to rot in jail,” the director said.
By Dun Mwenda and David Nduro