KWS ranger accused of defiling Class 4 pupil in Lamu

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A family is seeking justice for their 15 year old daughter who was allegedly defiled by a  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger in Kiunga.

The girl is said to have spent three days with the officer in a forest within Kiunga. The KWS ranger, however, later informed officers from Kiunga Police Station that he had found the girl in the forest.

Upon interrogation, the girl revealed that the KWS ranger attached to Kiunga KWS camp on the Lamu-Somalia border, had repeatedly defiled her in the forest for three days.

Lamu Haki Africa Gender Rights Officer Zeinab Ahmed demanded immediate arrest and prosecution of the said officer.

“We’ve talked to the girl and her parents about the matter. It seems the officer is trying to take advantage of the poor family to deny them justice. We’re appealing to the police to arrest the officer,” said Ms Ahmed.

Lamu County Police Commander Moses Murithi said investigations are underway. He said the KWS officer will be arrested as soon as investigations are concluded.

“We’ve received the complaints but investigations are still on. We can’t rush to arrest someone unless we have evidence,” said Mr Murithi.