Detectives on Tuesday rescued six boys aged between 14-19 years in Chogoria, Tharaka Nithi County, following a tip-off from a member of the public.
Police reports say four underage boys of between 14-15 years and two young adults aged 18-19 years had been held by a Chief Inspector of Police, who had been ‘sodomizing’ them. The Chief inspector by the name John Marete is in-charge of Ntumu police station in Chogoria township.
“In a horror-like scene visited by Maara sub-County Criminal Investigations Head and his Kenya Police counterparts, the boys were found sleeping on the floor in the perpetrator’s house within Chogoria Township,” DCI chief George Kinoti said via twitter.
Upon investigations, the minors who were rescued in the middle of the night, revealed that the officer had been sodomizing them for an unknown period of time.
“We thank the member of the public who provided information leading to the perpetrator’s arrest. Equally, we appeal to Kenyans to continue making such reports anonymously, through the DCI emergency toll free line 0800722203, for decisive action by our detectives,” said the DCI.
The suspect has since been placed in custody pending further investigations and arraignment.