By Jackline Inyanji
A nine-year-old girl has been defiled by a man who inherited her grandmother.

The 40-year-old suspect reportedly inherited the girl’s 55-year-old grandmother six years ago.

The standard three pupil was home alone when the incident happened.

“Grandfather was unwell and granny asked me to accompany her to the pharmacy to buy medicine as she goes for a meeting. I came back home and handed over the medicine but he pushed me on the bed and raped me severally,” the nine year old said.

The woman reiterated that the incident occurred when she was not at home.

“My husband was sick and I left with my granddaughter to get him medicine as I rushed for a meeting. When I came back, I was shocked to find the girl crying, her clothes soaked in blood and my husband was missing,” Wanjiku said.


She immediately reported the matter to the area assistant chief who informed police officers.

“I want him arrested and prosecuted for what he has done. I have lived with him for more than 5 years but him turning against my grandchild is unacceptable and something that should not be tolerated by anyone. Justice must be accorded to the little girl,” the grandmother said.

Medical reports at Kakamega County Referral hospital show that the girl was defiled.

Confirming the incident, Shisele location Assistant Chief Caleb Murunga said the culprit was arrested.

“The minor has been taken to Kakamega hospital where she is undergoing treatment and the suspect is at Malaika police custody waiting to be taken to court,” Murunga said.