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Man kidnaps, defiles junior secondary school pupil in Chuka

Police in Chuka Sub County, Tharaka-Nithi County, are investigating an incident where a 12-year-old Junior Secondary School girl from a public primary school in Mwonge location was kidnapped from a dormitory and defiled in a nearby bush.

Chuka Sub County Police Commander Paul Kuria said on Tuesday that the incident happened on March 24 between 1am and 3am.

According to the minor, a masked man armed with a panga entered the dormitory through a window near her bed at around 1am and dragged her out of the dormitory into a nearby bush where he assaulted her.

“The girl said she was kidnapped and forced out of the dormitory by an unknown person who took her to a nearby bush where he defiled her,” said Mr Kuria.

He said the traumatized girl woke up the matron who was sleeping in her room and narrated to her the ordeal. 

 He further revealed that the matron woke up the school watchman, head teacher and teacher on duty who immediately took the minor to Chuka Police Station to record a statement before she was rushed to Chuka County Referral Hospital where medics confirmed she had been defiled.

According to the police boss, a similar incident happened in the same school last year. The case is still active in court. 

The police boss said although no suspect has been arrested so far, Directorate of Criminal Investigation officers are going on with the investigations.

He further urged school administrations to invest in security to avoid such incidents.

The public school which hosts both primary and junior secondary sections has a total of 45 borders comprising 26 boys and 19 girls.

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