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NIS officer accused of raping pupil tried to ‘atone’ with Sh5, 000

A sixteen year-old girl is nursing serious injuries after she was allegedly defiled by a National Intelligence Service officer on Saturday morning at Muruny village in Pokot.

The class seven pupil was reportedly defiled by the officer attached to the Burnt Forest office, in Uasin Gishu county, at around 6am while she was on her way to Ortum town.

The victim’s mother claims the suspect sent elders to her home with Sh5,000 trying to convince her to drop the charges.

Speaking to the press at Kapenguria town on Monday, the victim’s mother narrated how she had received a call from a neighbour at around 9 am on Saturday that her daughter had been defiled and was in serious condition.

TREATED AND DISCHARGED

The woman said she immediately rushed her daughter to Kapenguria police station and then  to Kapenguria county hospital where she was treated and discharged.

She said she realized her daughter was still bleeding on Sunday evening, forcing her to return her to the hospital for further examination.

The woman said the suspect slapped her daughter three times before dragging her to his compound where he defiled her.

The girl said she was visiting her relatives in Ortum town over the weekend and on reaching the suspect’s home, he accosted her, dragged her into the compound and raped her several times.

“After defiling me he chased me away. He threw stones at me and asked me never to inform anybody what had happened. I was scared; I screamed and this alerted neighbours who came to rescue me,” she said.

NOT YET ARRESTED

The victim’s mother said she is disappointed that even after reporting the incident at the local Police station, the officers have not yet arrested the culprit.

She claimed that the suspect has bribed the village elder and police officers in the area, saying the suspect has been moving freely.

A source told KNA that that the suspect has since disappeared. However, West Pokot county Police Commandant, Mathews Kuto said they had instructed Administration Police officers in the area to arrest the culprit.

Kuto said that officers from Kapenguria police station will Tuesday visit the area to arrest the culprit.