Whistle blower living in fear after exposing 12-year-old’s marriage – VIDEO
A man who blew the whistle of a planned marriage of a 12-year-old girl to a man almost twice her age is living in fear after receiving threats from the minor’s family.
According to the whistle blower, a 30-year-old man who hails from Tanzania was to marry the girl on Saturday in an event that was to take place in Rongai and then relocate to his country.
No one has been arrested despite police having all the information of the child’s relatives.
Children’s advocates are blaming the area chief and say that he is collaborating with the family and no one knows were the girl is.
The man who blew the whistle says he had to seek refuge at a friend’s house after he was threatened.
“I was told that I should not show my face at Ole Kasasi and I should relocate and if they see me near the area they would slaughter me,” he said.
He added that the girl’s relatives promised to ‘kill and eat him’ so that there would be no evidence to identify who he was.
In a video that was recorded secretly, some relatives are heard making plans on how to change the young girl’s age from 12 to 17 years so that she can be married off.