Rangwe police officer charged with defilement

A police officer from Rangwe Police Station has been arraigned before a Homa Bay court charged with defiling a 15-year-old minor.

The minor was among the candidates who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations this year.

Josephat Kiate Muindu was reportedly arrested at his house located within the police station compound where he allegedly committed the heinous act.

Muindu is currently facing two charges, the first count being having carnal knowledge of a minor at Rangwe police line on April 12th 2022, contrary to the sexual offences Act 2006.

He is also facing a charge of committing an indecent act with a child contrary to the sexual offences Act 2006.

The court heard that the minor who scored 371 marks out of the total 500 at a school in Mbita Sub County, had gone to seek refuge at the police station on the evening of the fateful day after she had differed with her mother during her visit to Randung trading centre in Rangwe Sub County, when she met her misfortune.

The police officer who appeared before the Resident Magistrate Beatrice Toroitich pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a bond of Sh200, 000 or cash bail of Sh50, 000.


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