Bodies of two people who went missing on Monday after their vehicle was swept away by floods in Samburu east have been found.
A ten year old girl has been rescued from a female genital mutilation exercise ahead of a planned early marriage at Suguta Marmar area in Samburu central sub county.
Samburu county commissioner John Korir said the area chief and police officers facilitated the rescue process after good Samaritans reported the planned incident on time.
“We got a report through good Samaritans that a girl was to be married off on Friday, we took action and rescued her, she is here at the office and we have already identified a place where she will be staying as she study,” he said.
He said a safe children home where the victim will continue with her education has been identified as police intensify efforts to pursue and arrest suspects who are still at large.
“We will take an action against elders and morans behind this criminal activity, we are pursuing them, we went for them in their village but they had migrated from the village, even though we didn’t get them but we will go back, we will pursue until we arrest them so that they can be arraigned in court where they will charged with those offenses,”
According to the commissioner nine other girls across the county have been rescued from harmful cultural practices within one week after schools closed for a second term.
Samburu Girls Foundation, an institution that owns a girl’s rescue center at loosuk in Samburu central sub county has received fifteen girls rescued from planned early marriages organized by their parents in four counties.
Samburu woman representative Maison Leshomo on Friday caused a stir when she publicly lamented that the seat arrangement was not in line with protocol.
A young man is being held at Maralal police station for sodomising a nine-month-old baby girl he had been left with in a house at Maralal town, Samburu county, on Wednesday evening.
The suspect, who is well known to the family, had been left with the baby by her grandmother when he turned against her and caused severe injuries on her private parts.
Maralal OCPD Abaggarro Guyo said the suspect is currently detained at Maralal police station as investigations continue.
“We received information that there is a young man who defiled a baby he had been left with in a house. We have detained the suspect here for interrogation and further investigations, as doctors examine the nature of harm caused to the baby,” he said.
The victim was immediately rushed to Samburu County Referral Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.
Duke Mogaka, a doctor at the hospital, said the incident left the baby with a severe injury on her private parts, as the suspect tried to penetrate her.
“The baby was bleeding on her private parts when she was admitted. We have assessed her and recommended reconstructive surgery to restore the muscles that had been torn during sodomy,” Mogaka said.
Dr Mogaka said tests showed the baby was not infected with diseases during the defilement.
Guyo cautioned residents against leaving their children under the care of strangers.
“Don’t leave children to suspicious young men whose behavior is not clear. If possible, look for a young woman or a mother,” he advised.
He said the suspects will be taken to court as soon as police are through with their investigations.
The body of a 30 year old woman has been found abandoned in a house at Chang’aa estate of Maralal town in Samburu County.
The deceased is suspected to have been killed by her husband after a domestic squabble last night.
According to Rose Leakono, who is an immediate neighbor, the couple was in a drinking spree the whole of Friday and the husband started a fight immediately after they got back to the house at around 5 pm over an unknown reason.
‘’We suspect that they fought the whole night because by the time I woke up their house was closed. I however suspected something was wrong since they don’t leave their house before 10 am,’’ said Leakono.
She said that she then decided to break into the house where she found the deceased lying on the bed with clotted blood all over her head.
Leakono added that the said husband turns into violence wherever he gets drunk.
A friend to the deceased, only identified as Rose, said the deceased visited her yesterday at around 10 am where she revealed that her husband had vowed to kill her.
‘’I warned her not to go back to the house until her husband cools downs his tempers but she insisted that he was only drunk,’’ said Rose.
Maralal sub location assistant chief Selina Lemakara asked the area residents to shy away from drug abuse and drunkardness which are the major causes of such vices.
She called upon the government to investigate the matter and make sure that the culprit be brought to book.
The administrator also asked the county government to empower youths by giving them jobs so that they can stop being idle and become productive in the society.
The body has been removed to Samburu county referral hospital mortuary for a post mortem.