A middle aged man narrowly escaped death after he was caught defiling a minor in Ngungani, Mumoni sub county.
Admitting to have committed the unlawful act, he said the standard seven pupil took his 500 shillings and he revenged by defiling her.
On the contrary, Mueni, not her real name, said the man who was working in a nearby farm came to their home where she had been left alone after her parents had attended a function at their neighbors compound.
“After getting into the compound, he sat for around five minutes before he approached me with 200 shillings,” recalled Mueni.’
After I refused to take his money, he started touching me before overpowering me and defiled me,” she recalled in tears.
She screamed for help where neighbors ran to her rescue though too late as she had already been defiled.
According to her mother, her clothes had blood stains and they called police officers who arrested the man.
“Villagers caught him before he could escape and tied him with ropes before police officers arrived,” said the mother who sought anonymity.To their surprise, the man has never been arraigned in a court of law over a week after the incident and has since been released.
Locals have pleaded with the administration and police service to follow up the matter as many defilement cases have been handled lightly in the region.