Police in Bomet are under fire after a minor was defiled by an inmate while in custody. The girl was severely injured following the incident.
Human rights activists and members of the public are now demanding an explanation on how the incident occurred.
According to Bomet deputy OCPD Michael Mbaluku, the incident occurred on Thursday evening when the suspects in custody were allowed to freely interact during super.
As food was being served, a lot of commotion followed and the suspect took advantage of the situation and sneaked to the women’s cells where he defiled the 12 year old girl.
Women prisoners returned from having their super to find the girl writhing in pain and bleeding profusely. They alerted officers who rushed the girl to Bomet Hospital where she was treated.
Mbaluku said that the girl was in custody waiting for the hearing of her assault case.
The case has triggered a lot of interest from leaders and activists who now question the safety of inmates and also accuse the officers of negligence. The officers on duty were presented before a penal committee and handed a Sh. 10,000 fine.