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Man, 20, arrested for cohabiting with 16-year old minor: The Standard

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A 20-year-old man is being held at Kopolo Police Post in Bondo Sub-County after he was arrested for cohabiting with a 16-year-old girl at Gul-Koyando Village in East Migwena Sub-Location.

According to the area village elder George Otieno, the suspect who has been identified as Abraham Oluoch was arrested after he was found staying with the minor as his wife.
He stated that they got the information yesterday evening and went to execute the arrest after the suspect is alleged to have senselessly beaten the minor who is a class seven pupil at Rapogi Primary School in West Yimbo Location
He told The Standard that he arrested both the suspect and the minor and handed them over to the area Assistant chief Alfred Otieno Oyola who took them to Kopolo Police post.
“These cases are on the rise in this area and we will ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted,” he said.
The area Assistant chief confirmed the arrest of the suspect and the minor.
“Police have already investigations to establish the exact age of the girl before they can be processed for prosecution,” said Oyola.

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Kenya: Officer Who Allegedly Shot Dead Standard 8 Pupil in Mathare Granted Sh1 Million Bail

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A police officer who is facing charges of killing of a Standard 8 pupil at Kiamaiko Huruma in Nairobi three months ago has been granted a cash bail of Sh1million.

Duncan Ndiema Ndiwah alias Champs was freed by Justice Luka Kimaru who warned him of dire consequences should be interfere with the prosecution witnesses.

BAIL APPLICATION

The judge told that accused that he risked bail cancellation in the event he meddles with the dispensation of justice in whatever manner.

The accused was given an alternative bond of Sh2million with one surety of similar amount in the event he fails to raise the Sh1million cash bail.

The accused was also directed to avail a contact person who will ensure the officer attends court all the time when required.

“Justice Kimaru exercised his discretion in the bail application to release the police officer on bond then granted him a a cash bail of Sh1million,” defence lawyer Dunstan Omari stated.

FEARING FOR HIS LIFE

Presenting the bail plea Omari said the accused will abide by all the terms imposed by court while releasing him on bond.

The state had opposed the release of the police officer on bond. State prosecutor Gikui Gichuhi presented her arguments which were however overruled by the court. Ms Gichuhi had cited interference of prosecution witnesses.

The father of the deceased had also opposed the release of the suspect claiming he feared for his life since he had been seeing suspicious people around his residence lately.