Police officer accused of defiling form two student transferred to another station
A police officer accused of defiling a form two student in police cell has been transferred to a different police station, Busia County Women Representative Florence Wambua has claimed.
A letter shared by Ms Wambua shows that the officer James Kinyua, had been moved from Adungosi police station where the offence occurred to Maritime police station.
Ms Mutua through a tweet on Tuesday, called upon Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet to intervene and block the transfer stating the culprit’s case had not yet been heard.
“Joseph Boinnet. Kindly, as a matter of urgency, can you confirm how this officer charged with rape is being transferred even before the case is heard?” she tweeted.
@DPPS_KE @JBoinnet Kindly, as a matter of urgency, can you confirm how this Officer charged with rape is being transferred even before the case is heard?? Is our girl going to get justice?? ? pic.twitter.com/eXGeVn2mfF
— Hon. Florence Mutua (@florence_mutua) September 4, 2018
The legislator expressed her fears that under the circumstances, the defiled girl is unlikely to get justice.
Last week the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said the accused was arrested and DNA taken to the government chemist for analysis.
#UPDATE:Police Constable James Kinyua of Kotur Police Patrol base was arrested today after surrendering himself at Adungosi Police Station. He will be arraigned in court tomorrow to face charges of #rape.#ServiceWithDignity. https://t.co/9f15SjYFdW
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) August 30, 2018
It was alleged that after he raped the student, the officer gave her morning after pills and his phone number to contact him just in case.