39-Year Old Man Marries Class 1 Girl in Kajiado County

A 9-year old girl was on Monday night rescued from the arms of her elderly ‘husband’ who was imposed on her by the parents.

Police and children officers acting on a tip-off from a pastor stormed the home of 39-year old Parkuyaye Olmuyetari in Bisil, Kajiado County, and apprehended him.

The suspect, however, seemed unmoved when he was arrested by the officers who went to his homestead under the pretence of searching for lost goats.

The father of the Class One pupil was also taken into custody and the mother is still at large.

According to reports, the little girl had serious injuries sustained from her defiler and also from the circumcision she was forced to undergo before the marriage.

She was taken to Nairobi Women’s hospital in Kitengela where she is undergoing treatment.It is said this was the second time the minor was being rescued from an early marriage as in March this year, she was taken out of school to be prepared for marriage.

County Commissioner Harsama Kello sharply condemned the incident urging the area chiefs to assist in fighting female genital mutilation and early marriages.

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