A sex pest suspected of sexually abusing his 12-year-old daughter in Taveta Sub-county has been arrested.
The 50-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night at his home in Chachewa village, Taita-Taveta County. The suspect is accused of repeatedly molesting the class five minor at his home after partying ways with his wife.
The man’s wife is said to have left marriage due to domestic violence but the husband refused to let her leave with their daughter.
Confirming the arrest, Bomeni Community Unit vice chairperson Jane Mwabili said the suspect was nabbed after villagers joined hands with police and the local administration.
Mwabili said the girl confided in her teachers and neighbours about her father’s incestuous acts who then reported to the group’s committee members, and subsequently to the police.
“The father is a chronic alcoholic and at the time of his arrest he was very drunk,” Mwabili said.
Taveta OCPD Francis Warui said the suspect will be charged with incest.