Detectives in Makueni County have launched a manhunt for 40 years old man who defiled a five year old girl before going into hiding.
The runaway assailant identified as Peter Nzinzi Musyoki is said to have waylaid the young girl while on her way to fetch milk to an adjacent household neighbouring her home when he committed the act Kilia village within Mukaa area yesterday evening.
“He pounced on her and defiled her in a nearby thicket. Musyoki is reported to have given the minor fifteen shillings to buy her silence after the beastly act.” A security situation update by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) read in part.
The girl reported the matter to her mother who rushed her to Kilungu Level IV Hospital for treatment.
Cases of sexual molestation against children has been on the rise in the recent past perpetrated by guardians and people close to them.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has a fully-fledged Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU) domiciled at the headquarters charged with the mandate of curbing child trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation.
However, no arrest has been made so far.