Man Accused Of Defiling, Killing Grade 2 Girl Surrenders To Police

A man wanted by detectives for allegedly defiling a Grade Two girl and dumping her body in River Gakungu has surrendered to the police.

The suspect had gone into hiding after the incident last Thursday.

According to Ndia Sub-County Police Commander Moses Koskei, the suspect went to Baricho police station and identified himself as the man accused of killing the 7-year-old.

The suspect told the police he was fearing for his life and had gone into hiding after hearing that residents of Baricho wanted to kill him.

“The suspect is right now being held here at Baricho police station as detectives continue with investigation. We are going to ask the court to allow us detain him as we continue with investigations,” Koskei said.

According to the mother of the deceased girl, Alice Karuana Muriithi, her daughter went missing on Thursday before she was discovered tied with banana fibers in River Gakungu on Friday.

Karuana said her daughter had gone to the Baricho shopping center in the company of her cousin before she went missing.

The suspect is said to be a bhang peddler and is reported to have once raped his mother.