A 53-year-old man from Kitoben village in Bomet County committed suicide after he allegedly found out that he was wanted by police.
Police had issued a warrant of arrest against the man, who allegedly defiled his five-year-old niece.
Medical reports indicated that the girl was defiled and she had received treatment, including medication to prevent HIV/Aids infection.
Area Assistant Chief Philip Cheruiyot said the suspect, whose identity is yet to be revealed, had gone into hiding after the incident two weeks ago.
He said the deceased’s body was found hanging from a tree and taken to Longisa Referral Hospital morgue.