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Man arrested for defiling and impregnating 15-year-old girl

A County government driver accused of defiling and impregnating a 15 year old girl more than six months ago has been arrested by police in Nakuru County.

The driver, Mr Geoffrey Koske, went into hiding about three months ago and was arrested in Nairobi on Friday before being transferred to Keringet Police Station.

A senior Police officer at the station, who sought anonymity since he is not allowed to speak to the media, told the Nation that the suspect was locked up at the police station and will be charged in court on Tuesday.

“Detectives who have been pursuing the suspect managed to arrest him in Nairobi and he will be charged in court on Tuesday,”said the senior police officer.

Police have been in hot pursuit of the suspect since reports emerged that he had impregnated the standard eight pupil at Keringet Boarding Primary School.

Efforts to reach area police boss Mr Timothy Kivuva for a comment were futile as calls to him went unanswered.

A guardian of the minor, who is also an orphan, told the Nation that they were sure that justice will take its course months since the incident happened.

MARRY THE MINOR

The minor was suspended from school three months ago after the management discovered she was seven months pregnant.

The guardian disclosed to the Nation that prior to his arrest, the suspect had approached the family on several occasions asking them to drop the case on the grounds that he was ready to marry the minor.

“Before he fled, he called us and said he was planning to sell a piece of land and share money with us. I shared all these information with the police who continued tracking him,” said the guardian.

She said the minor is supposed to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations this year.

According to the guardian, the minor kept her condition a secret until the May holiday, when she noticed her strange behavior.

“When I took her back to school, I told the matron to find out what was wrong with the girl. The school matron took her for a test which turned out positive,” she said.

She said that it was upon interrogation of the minor that she learnt that she had been having an affair with the county government officer for two years.

SPENDING NIGHTS TOGETHER

“She told me they met at a nearby shopping centre during the school holidays when she was in Standard five, three years ago, and that she always went to visit him whenever she was on holiday,” said the guardian.

The teenager is said to have further revealed that the officer had been luring her by giving her Sh 50 every time she had sex with her.

“She confided in me that the official used a county government vehicle to drop her home after spending nights together. She also disclosed that the official secretly bought her a mobile phone through which they communicated,” said the guardian.

The minor together with her three siblings have been living with their caretaker since the demise of their mother more than five years ago.

A catholic nun from Kisumu is said to been catering for her school fees of the minor.

The school’s head teacher Ms Jane Songok said the minor had developed withdrawal behaviour and was unusually quiet prompting the school administration to enquire about her health.

She lauded the police for arresting the suspect, saying the family should get justice.