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A 50-year-old man, Julius Ogamba Ongera who defiled his 6-year-old daughter per week in the past in Megogo Village, Marani, Kisii county, Kenya, has been arrested by the police.

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The suspect was arrested on Sunday, April 11, by detectives with the Directorate of Prison Investigation, DCI, after days on the run.

The incident outraged many Kenyans after pictures of the minor’s blood-soaked garments have been shared on social media.

Ongera is alleged to have lured his daughter right into a thicket in a plantation the place he dedicated the beastly act on Saturday, April 3.

The person left the kid who was bleeding, unconscious within the plantation. She was mentioned to have regained consciousness hours later and managed to stroll with difficulties to her dwelling and reported the matter to the mom.

Ongera went forward to threaten his spouse with dire penalties, if she dared to report the matter to Police.

Nonetheless, after the minor’s situation worsened, she was rushed to Marani Sub-County hospital by her mom, the place inquisitive nurses discovered that she had been defiled and instantly alerted DCI officers.

DCI mentioned in a press release mentioned “The suspect instantly went into hiding after detectives launched his manhunt however his antics wouldn’t final for lengthy. This afternoon, he was arrested by detectives from the Crime Analysis and Intelligence Bureau & their Kisii counterparts, at his hideout in Kongasis, Kiambogo in Nakuru County. He might be arraigned in court docket tomorrow, to reply to his crimes.”

“DCI stays indebted to members of the general public who’ve continued to associate with us in pursuit of justice for victims of crime.

In keeping with the sufferer’s mom, she acquired married to the suspected perpetrator in 2014 when she already had two youngsters and was capable of give beginning to 2 extra youngsters; a boy and lady.

The lady, in her assertion to the police mentioned she despatched the lady to fetch water from a close-by stream, solely to return dwelling bleeding closely.

She added that “It rained closely instantly after she left dwelling. I assumed she had taken shelter and might be again quickly. Lastly, when she got here dwelling, I seen some bloodstains on her costume. I attempted to inquire however the father insisted that the blood was on account of an harm she had sustained early within the day.”

She mentioned her 50-year-old husband began threatening her to not reveal what had occurred.

“That’s when it hit me that my daughter had been defiled. I rushed her to Marani Sub County hospital for therapy.” she added.

The lady mentioned her first two youngsters she had given beginning to in her first marriage have been the supply of battle together with her present husband and a few in-laws.

“We have now been quarreling. I’ve not had peace in my marriage. I’ve not been capable of attain him since Saturday.”

The incident has generated an outcry with leaders calling on the police to arrest the perpetrator.

Public Service and Gender Chief Administrative Secretary, Linah Jebii Kilimo, in a press launch final Tuesday mentioned she had taken up the matter personally and gotten into contact with the Nationwide Authorities Administration officers and safety officers in Kisii County over the matter.

Kilimo mentioned “Women and girls can not exploit their full potential in the event that they worry for his or her security and that it’s now not time to simply empathise with victims however implement the regulation to the letter to make sure that justice is served to all who’ve suffered.”

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