Woman arrested for forcefully marrying 15 year old boy
14 September 2015, 21:37
Bungoma - A middle aged woman is being held at the Kimilili police station waiting to be arraigned in court after he was found having locked up a 15 years old secondary school boy.
The 44 year old mother of 7 was almost lynched by the irate members of the public who heard the shouts in the woman’s house who had locked up the form one Muboha secondary school student in her house for three days so that they engage in an illicit affair.
Kamukuywa assistant Chief Lorna Wanyonyi confirmed the suspect identified has Rita Nekesa was almost killed by the irate residents but was rescued by police who were on patrol.
" The behavior of the suspect who is a single mother has shocked the whole village and I'm warning old women with such behaviour of taking young boys as their husbands that they will be arrested and prosecuted,"she said
She said that the residents wanted to torch Nekesa's house but were stopped by police who shot in the air and left everyone scampering for safety.
" The suspect displayed bad behaviour but we could not let the locals kill her, let the law take its cause," she said.
Kimilili OCPD Mary Wacuu confirmed that indeed they were holding and will charge Nekesa after investigations are completed.
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