The 9-year-old girl who was defiled by a notorious child defiler walks to Baringo County Referral Hospital with her father. PHOTO | COURTESYThe 9-year-old girl who was defiled by a notorious child defiler walks to Baringo County Referral Hospital with her father. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

Two weeks after a 9-year-old girl in Baringo county was defiled by a notorious child defiler, police have finally began investigations into the incident.

Police on Friday issued a statement through Twitter saying that the matter was being handled by the local police on the ground.

The statement came following a public outcry calling for the suspect’s arrest.

The girl was defiled after her mother sent her to pick her young brother from a nearby private school at around noon on June 9.

The suspect reportedly met the girl along the way and dragged her into a nearby forest, about 200 metres from her home, defiled her before fleeing the scene of crime.

However, the girl did not report the matter to her mother immediately, and only did so two days later, according to her father.

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She was rushed to Kabartonjo Sub-county Hospital for checkup and later referred to Baringo County Referral Hospital in Kabarnet town.

According to the father, his daughter has since then been sick at home and unable to walk to school.

Medical reports indicated that the girl was defiled, but even after the medical examination report was presented to the police, the suspect is yet to be arrested.

According to the area chief, this is not the first time the suspect is being linked to child defilement.

Last year the suspect was arrested for a similar offense and released after the aggrieved family decided to settle the matter out of court.