A policeman was arrested today in Koinon, Bomet County after he allegedly defiled a 15-year old girl after which he tried covering when the matter came public.
The suspect, Thomas Omondi was arrested at the Sotik Law Courts after a case in which he is charged with careless driving, causing an accident and grievously injuring the girl.
Konoin Sub-county Police Commander Alex Shikondi confirmed this incident and said the suspect will be charged with Defilement.
According to Shikondi, Mr Omondi committed the crime on February 10 in a house which is few metres away from Mogogosiek Police Station, where he was living at the time.
He was later transferred to Lugumek Police Station in Chepalungu.
The officer is suspected to have tried to prevent the victim’s parents from reporting the incident at Mogogosiek and instead offered to drive them to Tenwek hospital to undergo tests.
At Tengecha market the officer’s private car rammed into a stationary tractor, an accident which left the girl with serious head injuries and him and the girl’s father with minor injuries.
The girl was rushed to AIC Litein Hospital in the neighbouring Kericho County by good Samaritans. She was discharged three weeks ago, after about four months in a coma.
It took Deputy President William Ruto’s intervention during the launch of Universal Health Care at Silibwet trading centre in Bomet directed County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding to take action against the officer directing the County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding to take action against the officer.
The DP later tweeted on the same. The tweet read; “The quick action of Bomet County authorities resulted in the arrest of a policeman involved in the defilement of a minor. He will face the law.”
This followed complaints by residents and leaders who accused senior police officers of protecting the suspect.