Eight Arrested Over Defilement, Homa Bay

Eight Arrested Over Defilement, Homa Bay

Eight people have been arrested in connection to an incident where a 13-year old girl was raped at Shauri yako Estate in Homa Bay town, last week. The class eight pupil is said to have been raped and her genitals cut using a razor blade.

The eight whose identities remain withheld by police were arrested by police on Wednesday in Homa Bay town in an operation that has been going on to find who committed th act.

Homa Bay County Police commander Marius Tum however said that it may not be all of the eight who will be taken to court, saying that the police will sort out those involved and take them to court while the innocent ones will be set free.

He added that investigations are on high gear to ensure that those involved are brought to book.

He added that many more arrests will be carried out to ensure that all the people involved must be brought to book.

He added that the police are following crucial leads that are helping them to carry out the investigations.

 He also pledged the police commitment in the fight against insecurity in the area. The eight are held at Homa Bay police station.

By Peter Gitutu