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Moi Girls rape the latest in increasing cases of minors’ defilement

The rape of a student at Moi Girls High School Nairobi on Saturday morning is the latest in a series of attacks on minors that have been reported in recent months.

The incident at Moi Girls High School came at a time the police in Nyandarua, are holding a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of defiling three young boys at Munyeki Primary School.

The suspect, who is a Standard 8 pupil, is said to be a part of a group of older pupils who have been molesting younger students in the school’s lavatory.

According to parents who spoke to Nairobi News, their children were also threatened into silence by their molesters.

“My child complained that a fellow pupil had pulled his private parts and when I took him to the hospital I realized that he had been brutally molested,” said one of the mothers.

Two other boys from the same school in Ol Kalau, Nyandarua County have also been subjected to this heinous act by older boys in the institution.


According to the boys’ parents, the school administration has failed to take action even after they lodged complaints.

“When we reached out to the school administration after finding out that our children were being abused, the headmaster told us to take the children to a private hospital and just leave the matter alone,” said one of the parents.

When journalists visited the school, the teacher in charge was not available to respond to questions about the allegations.

Nyandarua county commissioner Boaz Cherutich has meanwhile condemned these acts, saying the perpetrators will be dealt with according to the law.

“It is very unfortunate that even after the head teacher became aware of this incident he never reported the matter. When the matter came before me, I dispatched a team to the school and they have prepared a report,” Cherutich said.


In Uasin Gishu county, a 5-year-old girl was recently defiled and brutally murder by a suspect said to be a man well known to the family. The suspect is still at large.

A neighbor said the said man had offered the young girl a lift on his motor cycle but ended up taking her to his place to defile and kill her.

In another case, a 10-year-old boy is nursing injuries, after he was allegedly sexually assaulted by his father. According to the boy’s mother, her ex-husband committed the heinous act out of revenge after their separation.

The incident happened when the boy visited his father in Umoja Estate after the long December holidays. After the incident, the man was initially arrested and held at the Buruburu Police Station but was released under unclear circumstances.

“When we separated and he found out that I had someone else in my life and that I had conceived with my new partner. He used to tell my older son to take his younger sibling to his house so that he can kill him,” said the mother.

Five months later, the boy is yet to recover from the physical injuries he sustained. According to medical reports, the boy’s private parts had been raptured and are swollen.