A 70-year-old man from Narok County has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating a 14-year-old girl.
Solomon Arap Lelei allegedly had sexual relations with the Class Six pupil over three months ago.
The girl, who is currently three months pregnant, told Angata Barrikoi Location Senior Chief Paul Kirui that Lelei often gave her money, ranging from Ksh50 to Ksh100 for sex.
The teenager’s father revealed he had received information that his daughter was having a sexual relationship with the elderly man, but he treated the statements as rumours.
The girl’s father, however, decided to take her to Lolgorian Health Centre after he suspected that she was pregnant.
A pregnancy test conducted on the 14-year-old came out positive, confirming the girl’s father’s worst fears.
“I was treating the rumours – linking my daughter to the 70-year-old man – as baseless. Now, I am heartbroken,” said the elderly man.
Lelei is currently being held at Angata Barrikol Police Station in Transmara West as investigations into the allegations continue.