POLICE in Kisii are looking for the pastor of Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) church, who allegedly defiled a 10-year-old fourth-grade student in the Kiogoro area of Nyaribari Chache constituency on Saturday, January 27, 2024. ]
The child is said to have been sent by his mother to bring the pastor’s breakfast she had prepared for her, but it is alleged that the “servant of God” who lives in the church turned on her and sexually abused him.
“It was reported by Kwamboka (not his real name), a resident of Riang’ombenene village, Amariba Locality, sent her girl to take breakfast to the PAG pastor Duke Morang’a she had prepared for him around 7.30 in the morning. When the girl arrived at the church, the pastor directed her to his residence inside the church where he allegedly stripped her off his clothes before defiling her,” part of the police report to the media.
After the act, the pastor allegedly wiped the child’s thighs with a towel and then gave her a Sh5 coin before leaving him. When she got home, she told her mother about the ordeal she went through.
The mother reported at the Kiogoro police station and forced the officers to follow up on the case. Quickly, they went to the pastor’s house but did not find him because he had fled to the unknown area.
“We are still looking for the suspect and it will not take long before we bring him out of his hiding place,” Kisii County police commander Charles Kases told the media on the phone.
The victim was taken to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) for tests. The police found a towel allegedly used to wipe the student’s thighs and black tea which was in a one-liter teaspoon. The case comes just one week after another case of defilement was reported in the Magena area, Bomachoge Borabu constituency.
Mark Okemwa Manono, 30, appeared in court last week after he allegedly defiled a five-year-old girl on January 20, 2024, at Magena business center. The incident raised feelings from the wife of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Mrs. Dorcas Rigathi who was visiting Kisii at the time.
Together with the governor of Kisii Simba Arati, they asked the organizations involved in dealing with the issue to make sure that justice is served to the families.