By Koome Kimencu
Two men aged 25 and 23 from Tigania West Constituency in Meru County were on Wednesday, March 15, arrested for indulging in sexual activities with three female minors.
The men on Tuesday evening lured the Kianjai Girls’ Secondary school students, who were headed home from school, into a room in Makiri Estate in Maua town, where they slept with them through the night.
The men had promised to “help the girls have a safe place to spend the night”.
Locals, who had seen the girls entering into a single room with the men the previous night, alerted police on Wednesday morning.
According to Luluma location chief, Peter Ntongai, preliminary investigations showed that the minors, who were examined at Nyambene Hospital, had had sexual intercourse.
Chief Ntongai said the suspects confessed that it was not the first time they had slept with the girls, saying they had been friends for long.
The administrator added that at the time they raided the men’s house, one of the three men escaped, and police are looking for him.
Chief Ntongai said the girls’ parents were shocked about the discovery when they visited them in hospital.
The parents said the girls had left for school last week Friday, and that their school fees had been paid in full, hence they saw no reason for them to be sent home.
Kianjai Girls’ Secondary school management is yet to reveal why the girls were out of school at a time they are supposed to be in session.