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Matatu ‘conductor’ busted with high school girl in lodging

A 30-year-old man from Busia Town has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl, who is a student at Busia Township Mixed Secondary School.

The suspect, Kennedy Okoth, was nabbed in a lodging facility with the minor early Wednesday.

Customers at the lodging facility spotted the girl, who was dressed in school uniform, entering one of the rooms, and alerted police officers in the vicinity.

Busia County police boss Masai Makau confirmed the incident.

The suspect is a matatu tout in Busia Town.

Makau says the minor told her parents that she was leaving for school at 4am Wednesday, only to link up with Okoth later in the morning.

Okoth and the minor met on social networking site, Facebook, and Wednesday was their first face-to-face meeting.

Okoth and the girl were arrested and taken to Busia police station.

The girl was later taken for medical examination at the Busia County Referral Hospital.

Makau says once the girl’s medical test results are out, Okoth would be charged with defilement.

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