A police sergeant has been charged with defiling a minor in Githunguri, Kiambu County.
According to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), the minor, then a Class Eight pupil at a school in the locality was allegedly defiled by the Administration Police officer on April 14, 2019.
IPOA initiated an investigation into the incident when allegations of defilement were fronted against the officer.
It is said that the officer defiled the minor, then a class eight pupil at his house within Mitahato AP Camp where he lived with his brother, a Mathematics tutor who was well known to the girl.
Initially, the incident was investigated by officers at Githunguri Police Station but IPOA moved in, took over the matter and conducted an independent probe.
This independent investigation indicted Sergeant Jacob Ojiambo and his brother, findings that the Authority forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
After an independent review of the case file, the ODPP concurred with the recommendations from IPOA and as a result, the officer was on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, charged with gang defilement at the Githunguri Law Courts.
The Court further issued a warrant of arrest against his brother Dismas Mujibu, who is a co-accused but still at large.
IPOA continues to maintain its commitment to being independent, impartial and fair.