Couple Arrested for Allegedly Marrying Off 15-year-old Daughter

Couple Arrested for Allegedly Marrying Off 15-year-old Daughter

 

Police in Tana Delta are currently holding a couple at the Garsen Police Station after they allegedly married off their 15-year-old daughter. Mohammed Dabas Omar and Rehema Salim Dube are accused of marrying off the minor to the Chairman of Odole Primary School. The teen who was allegedly married off on January 19, 2019, went to Odole Primary school and scored 279 marks in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.

Confirming the arrest, Tana River Deputy County Commissioner Charles Akwanalo said police officers are on the trail of the man in question who is currently at large.

Mr. Akwanalo also stated that well-wishers had already come forward and expressed their desire to sponsor the girl’s secondary school education.

By MBUVI MSEMBI

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