A man from Tharaka-Nithi County has been arrested for defiling his daughter after the wife abandoned their home.
The 56-year-old man from Kithangani location in Meru-South Sub-county spent the night at Chuka Police station while waiting for further investigations.
The area Chief, Jamleck Mugambi accompanied by three area managers stormed the house of the suspect and found the man in the same room with his nude daughter, after the girl reported to the Riantugu village area manager, Ms. Virginia Murugi.
“We stormed the home of the suspect at about 5.00 am on Sunday morning and when the man opened the door we found the 14-year-old girl nude in the only bed in the house. We also found some used condoms and a roll of bhang next to the bed,” said chief Mugambi.
According to the chief, the woman of the house had bolted from the home after years of abuse, leaving behind the daughter at the mercy of her abusive husband whose immoral behaviour led him to committing the heinous act.
The suspect and his daughter were taken to Chuka Police station from where medical examination will be conducted to establish the truth of the accusations.
Chief Mugambi called on mothers who leave abusive marriages not to leave their underage daughters with their fathers, citing moral decay in the society.
He further called on the Children’s office to seek for a home for the minor, since she has no one to return to and may be exposed to further abuse by other would-be immoral people.
By David Mutwiri