A police officer accused of defiling a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate in his house in Ngong town has been arrested.
Police Constable, Isaiah Ntita attached to Matasia Police Post was on Monday detained after his victim, a pupil at Enomatasiani Primary School identified him positively during a police identification parade in Ngong.
According to the police report, the victim’s mother said the 14 year old girl was picked by the officer at Matasia Police post after she went to record a statement against someone else who had offended her, but the officer instead detained her without recording her statement until late in the evening on Saturday, October 26.
She said the officer then ordered the minor, against her wish, to accompany him to Ngong where he resides and defiled her the entire night. After the defilement, the minor was dropped near her home on Sunday.
“We questioned her about where she spent Saturday night that’s when she told us that she had spent the night with a police officer who had lured her into his house after she went to the station to report a matter,” her mother said.
According to sources at the police station, the suspected assaulter was arrested after all officers were paraded on Monday evening so that the girl would identify the suspect.
While confirming the incident, Kajiado North Sub County Police Commander (SCPC), Joseph Mwika said stern action would be taken against the officer.
“We are carrying out investigations on the matter because as a service our mandate is to protect Kenyans when they come in search of help but not to turn against them. We are taking this matter very seriously because worse it is involving a child who is supposed to be focusing on her examinations, we will not hesitate to take punitive measures against the perpetrator,” he said.
Meanwhile, the KCPE took off smoothly in Kajiado on the first day with no major hiccups being witnessed.
A standard eight candidate from Eroret Primary School did her exams at Magadi Hospital after she went into labor last night and gave birth.
The Kajiado West Deputy County Commissioner, William Kakimoni confirmed the incident, adding that the mother and baby were doing fine and she will continue doing the exams from the hospital until she is discharged.
The Lands Cabinet Secretary (CS), Faridah Karoney who supervised the exams in Al Huddah Muslim Primary School and AIC Girls Boarding School in Kajiado town said the government is committed to maintaining the integrity of examinations.
“We want as a country to maintain the integrity of exams. We want the test to reveal the true performance of our children not aided performances. We are confident that the test will reveal their true results,” said Karoney.
The Kajiado County Commissioner (CC), Joshua Nkanatha said that there were no incidences reported on the first day and urged security officers, supervisors and exam centre managers to ensure that this is maintained.
He added that the government has put in place elaborate measures to ensure the safety and integrity of the examination across the county and warned those planning to engage in examination malpractice that they would face the full force of the law.
There are 594 examination centers in Kajiado County where 20, 984 candidates are sitting for the KCPE exams; 11, 335 boys and 9,657 girls.
By Rop Janet/ Albert Lemomo