Police Officers in Trans Nzoia county have arrested an Assistant Chief after he was allegedly caught red-handed with a form two girl inside a guest house in Mount Elgon.
The administrator, identified as James Kabunjey and in charge of Sasur Sub-location, was busted with the Toroso Secondary School form two girl moments after booking the guest room.
The owner of the house broke then news to members of the public who angrily stormed the facility and ejected the sub-chief.
Police officers attached to Cheptais Police Station were alarmed and arrived on time, saving the suspect from the angry mob.
Mt Elgon sub-county police commander Stephen Muoni confirmed the administrator’s arrest.
Muoni said they received the information at around 2 pm, rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect together with the form two girl.
After interrogating the two, the police established that the male suspect was the sub-chief of Sasur Sub Location.
Muoni warned members of the public against taking advantage of young girls, warning stern action if any perpetrator was caught.
“I want to warn members of the public who are preying on our young school-going girls that their days are numbered and we shall arrest them and jail them.”
Cheptais Sub County children’s officer Henry Bigoro said the children’s department has taken over the matter and will ensure justice is served.
Bigoro further confirmed that an initial medical examination showed there was intercourse between the two, and that he is only waiting for the minor’s birth certificate to ascertain her age.
“We have had the culprit arrested and medical reports have shown that a sexual act was done,” he said.
Cases of minors being preyed on for sexual gain have been on the rise recently, mostly culprits being those in authority and close family members. Authorities have however warned members of the public against the act, promising severe action to those found.