Police in Nyahururu town have arrested a woman who was captured on a CCTV camera defiling a 2-year-old boy at their home in Karuga, Laikipia County.
The 23-year-old house girl surnamed Chepkoech had been left with the 2-year-old boy on Friday last week when she committed the offence.
“The woman was captured by the CCTV cameras exciting the minor’s private parts by tickling with her fingers before defiling the child that had been left under her care,” said the Nyahururu sub-County Police Commander (SCPC), Geoffrey Mayek.
The police boss said that the minor’s parent reported the matter to the police after seeing the CCTV footage.
“A report was made and officers viewed the footage and arrested the aggressor. “The baby boy was taken for medical checkup with the assailant subjected to full medical process,” added Mayek.
He noted that police will press defilement charges against the suspect.
Banker killed by client over loan
In other stories, an official of a local bank was hacked to death on Tuesday by a client in Bisembe, North Mugirango Constituency.
32-year-old Erick Kaloki met his sudden death for allegedly not responding adequately to demands by Anderson Mayaka, 32, that he be refunded an extra payment made for a loan.
Confirming the incident, the Nyamira North Sub-sounty Police Commander (SCPC), Patrick Ngeiywa said the visibly angry Mayaka got mad at Kaloki when he told him to be patient as he was handling other customers first.
“We were told that Mayaka demanded he be refunded excess cash he made to the Bank courtesy of his wife but the bank’s official explained to him that he would have to wait a little longer. An explanation which didn’t go well with Mayaka who protested out of the meeting and came back shortly with a machete and reportedly hacked him several times to death,” said Ngeiywa.
Ngeiywa added that though Mayaka took off after the heinous act, angry customer and residents gave him a chase and cornered him at a neighbouring Kerumbe village where they lynched him.
Ngeiywa has, however, cautioned residents against taking the law into their own hands and instead to follow approved channels for seeking justice to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
The two bodies were taken to Nyamira County Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy.