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Middle aged couple arrested for Kidnapping, defiling teenager


Police in Ikolomani, Kakamega county have apprehended a middle-aged couple for kidnapping and defiling a 17 year old teenager.

According to reports,  46-year-old Mary Harun allegedly abducted the girl, whom she handed over to her husband 49 year old Wycliffe Makotsi, to defile.

The woman, who hails from Isulu Village in Ikolomani, is reported to have kidnapped the teenager from her parents’ home in Teso South, Busia County on Tuesday, July 21.

The woman is believed to be living with fertility challenges and is accused of having unlawfully detained the girl to conceive for her and her husband.

Children’s rights activists, who had been informed of the woman’s actions by neighbours, stormed her home and rescued the teenager.

“Neighbours said they heard the teenager screaming, and when they entered the suspect’s house, they found the woman’s husband sexually penetrating the minor, who was a virgin. The abduction suspect, who was present when the defilement was taking place, was the one holding the girl’s legs apart and pinning her down on the bed. Locals found blood flowing from the girl’s private parts,” said a rights activist

Residents, who allege that Mary has previously kidnapped five underage girls with a motive similar to the latest incident, will be banished from the Isulu Village community.

“None of the girls she previously abducted under the guise that she would offer them a job at her home conceived for her spouse,” said a neighbour.

Confirming the incident, Ikolomani OCPD Joseph Chesire said Mary will be charged with kidnapping the minor.

“We might also charge her with child sex trafficking once investigations are concluded,” said Chesire.

The couple is currently being held at Malinya police station awaiting arraignment.