9 year old girl defiled by her cousin in Mautuma

Residents have condemned the incident with calls for legal action to be taken against the culprit

A nine year old girl from Mukuyu village, Mautuma location in Lugari Sub County is nursing injuries at the Mautuma sub county hospital after she was defiled by her 16 year old cousin.

According to the victim’s mother, the minor was playing outside their compound when the cousin lured her into a maize plantation and defiled her severally, seriously injuring her.

“She came home walking with difficulties and her clothes soaked with blood and when I asked what had happened she said her cousin had lured her into the maize plantation where he defiled her,” said the mother.

She said the minor had serious injuries on her private parts forcing her to rush her to the health facility for medical attention.

The incident has been strongly condemned by residents led by Mrs. Alice Ombima, a Groots Kenya Champion for Lugari who has appealed for a legal action against the suspect.

“We know this incident has been committed by a relative and the family is planning to settle the matter at home, we cannot accept it, let legal action be taken against him,” said Mrs. Ombima.