Police in Kiminini, Trans-Nzoia, are holding a 38 year old man who defiled and killed her 8 year old daughter
Emanuel Juma, the suspect, reportedly asked the daughter to accompany him to Kiminini River in Mbai village, where he sexually molested her before pushing her into the river.
This happened on Sunday 1st of January evening.
The child’s mother was not aware that the husband had left with the daughter. And when she realized the husband and the child were missing she alerted the neighbor’s to help her look for the girl.
Kiminini OCPD James Onditi, “After the minor’s mother realized her child was missing, she alerted her neighbors who assisted to trace the minor. As they approached the river, they reportedly saw the man trying to strangle the girl before pushing her into the river.”
Onditi said the suspect was arrested by members of the public as he escaped the scene during the 8pm incident.
“He was trying to escape from the scene but members of the public gave chase and managed to detain him and accompanied him to Matangale police station where he is being held,” said the OCPD.
The body of the minor was recovered from the river by citizens and moved to the Kitale district mortuary.
BY SHIPRAH DIANA