A police officer attached to Matete Police Station in Kakamega County has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.
The suspect was arrested at a lodging in Chimoi Trading Centre in the company of the minor, who is a KCPE candidate at Makonge Primary School.
The girl’s father had contacted one of the teachers at the school who confirmed that the girl had not reported to school after a tip-off from a boda boda operator.
The boda boda operator then led him to one of the lodgings at the trading center where he found the police officer with his daughter.
Police officers from Matete Police Station rushed to the scene and managed to rescue their colleague from an irate mob that was baying for his blood.
The girl was taken to Matete Health Center for medical examinations where it was confirmed that she was four months pregnant..
The school headteacher Robert Mandila said the girl is one of the top-performing candidates .