A 38-year-old mother has been arrested alongside her husband by police officers from Makongeni police station in Thika town in Kenya for allowing her husband to defile their three daughters.
Kenyan Officers from the Children Department rescued the three girls who are pupils at Kiganjo Primary School before they proceeded to arrest the parents who were on the run.
John Kamande Wanjiru was arrested alongside his wife Cecilia Wothoya Ndumia who have been married for six years with one child.
According to a report by the Kenya News, preliminary investigations revealed John Kamande Wanjiru had defiled his 5-year-old daughter and two of her step-daughters in different occasions.
He was accused of molesting and badly injuring his step-daughters who had physical marks on the face and hands.
Kamande was arrested alongside his wife Cecilia Wothoya Ndumia who they have been married for six years with one child but the woman has five other children from her previous marriage.
Officers from the Macheo Rescue Centre said the suspect was a habitual alcoholic and at one point, he beat up his two sons who ran away from home and are currently in the streets of Nairobi.
The officers accused the woman for covering up the beastly actions of her husband who is also a wanted man by the Nyeri police.
The head teacher for Kiganjo primary said the case was reported to him by a neighbour who was concerned on the dire living conditions of the children.
“I called the village elders and we discussed the condition of the children who barely stay in school for two terms. we called in the officers and the children narrated their experiences at home before the officers raided their home and arrested the parents,” said the head teacher.
Confirming the incident, Thika West OCPD Willy Simba said the children had been taken to Thika Level 5 Hospital and would later be handed over to the Macheo Rescue Centre for protection and care.
The suspects were held at the Thika police station waiting to be arraigned to answer charges of defilement and mistreatment of children.