Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have arrested a 21-year-old man alleged to have sodomized a 13-year-old boy in Suguroi village, Nyandarua County, central Kenya.
Michael Lolochum Ltaasan, a herder, was arrested on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, and is currently held at Ndaragwa police station awaiting arraignment.
The boy was at their farm grazing his father’s cattle while enjoying the peaceful environment when the heinous act took place.
Lolochum, who is well known to the minor’s family, pretended to be passing by before approaching and enticing the boy, after which he led him to a nearby thicket where he did the beastly act before taking off.
The minor rushed home and narrated the inhuman ordeal to his distraught mother, who immediately filed a report at the station.
After getting wind of the incident, Irate villagers went after the 21-year-old suspect and were on the verge of lynching him when he was saved by police officers who immediately placed him in custody.
“DCI’s Anti Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit, is handling the matter and continues to remain on high alert,” said the DCI.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.