Man arrested over defilement, murder of his daughter in Homa Bay


Man arrested over defilement, murder of his daughter in Homa Bay
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In Summary

  • The two suspects among them the girl's father were arrested on Monday morning in An’giro village, according to Homa Bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney.
  • The deceased went missing on Saturday afternoon before her body was found dumped in a bush on Sunday morning.

Police in Homa Bay County have arrested two suspects in connection with the defilement and murder of a 7-year-old girl at Kagola Kokech village in Rangwe Sub County.

The two suspects among them the girl’s father were arrested on Monday morning in An’giro village, according to Homa Bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney .

The deceased went missing on Saturday afternoon before her body was found dumped in a bush on Sunday morning.

”Her body was found on Sunday morning dumped in a thicket near their home with a rope tired around her neck. We have two suspects in custody and investigations are still on to find the perpetrator of this action,” Seroney said.

The other suspect is a casual laborer at a home next to where the body of the minor was found dumped.

“He was arrested alongside the father as he had been seen with the minor when she went to take lunch at the home on Saturday,” the police commander explained.

The county police boss said the two who were detained at Rangwe Police Station as further investigations continue.

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