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50-year old man arrested for defiling his daughter, 5 and two other girls.

Police in Thika have arrested a 50-year-old man who allegedly defiled his 5-year-old daughter and two other girls in Kiganjo Estate.

John Kamande Wanjiru, a father of four, was arrested on Tuesday at his home following a complaint lodged by the Thika Children’s Officer Mrs. Lina Mwangi.

According to Thika West OCPD Willy Simba, the daughter confided to her mother Ms. Cecilia Ndumia that her father defiled her, prompting her to report the matter to the Children’s office.

After interrogation, it was discovered that the father had also sexually assaulted two other girls in the neighbourhood.

The couple has been married for the last six years.

On Tuesday, the children’s officer, accompanied by the police, raided the home and rescued the children from their tormentor.   

The minors were taken to Thika level 5 hospital for examination and later to Macheo Rescue Centre.

The suspect has been arrested and taken to Thika Police Station where he is being held awaiting to be arraign in court for defilement and incest charges this morning.

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