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Facebook ‘paedophile’ arraigned in court as police continue search for victim

A suspect who boasted on social media about having sex with a minor in the bush has been arraigned in court.

The suspect, Calvin Mbane Alfayo, alias Mohamed Alfayo, was however not required to take plea as law enforcement officers are still investigating the matter.

He appeared before Sotik Senior Resident Magistrate Mr B. Omwansa.

State counsel Ms Sharon Koina told the court that the suspect’s mobile phone was yet to be taken to the Cyber Crime Unit for analysis.

She said they intended to retrieve photographs he posted of himself and the underage girl.

Ms Kiona further revealed that the child, whose photograph appeared on the social media, was yet to be traced.

She said the matter had attracted national outcry and pressure to have action taken against the suspect.

Prosecution requested for seven days to conclude investigations and arraign the suspect in court to take plea.

“I intend to prefer charges of promoting sexual offenses with a child contrary to section 12 (a) of the sexual offenses Act No. 3 of 206 against the suspect upon completion of my investigations,” she told the court.

She said on October 3, at Chepilat trading center in Sotik division within Bomet County, the suspect distributed photographs which promote or were intended to promote sexual offenses with a child.

The magistrate directed that the suspect be detained at the Sotik police station as he await to appear in court on October 11 to take plea.