Pastor arrested for defiling minors
Police in Ngoliba town within Thika East Sub-County have arrested a 30 year old pastor suspected to have defiled and impregnated two primary school girls aged 15 and 17 years respectively.
Alfred Maingi Ndolo, Pastor of Unabii Christian Church, was apprehended after the two orphaned girls who are living with their grandmother confided with her that they have both been having a sexual relationship with the pastor and are pregnant.
The grandmother immediately reported the matter to Ngoliba AP post where the suspect was nabbed as investigations were launched.
According to the girls’ grandmother (name withheld) the two were lured into the unholy alliance by the pastor who was a frequent visitor to their house as a ‘spiritual advisor’ to the girls.
She narrated how the pastor used to frequent their homestead for prayers and sometimes went ahead to give them guidance and counseling services which led to the girls frequenting his church in return.
“I never suspected anything until early this week when I noted that the physique of the 15 year old girl had changed and she was withdrawn, however my questioning did not yield much and I opted to take them to a nearby health centre for medical checkup where I was told that both of them were pregnant,” she said.
Incidentally as the police were recording statements from the girls at Ngoliba police station, the 17 year old developed labour pains and was rushed to Thika level 5 Hospital where she delivered a baby girl through caesarian section.
Confirming the incident, Thika East Deputy OCPD, Zipporah Nderitu said that they are holding the suspect for the alleged crime and will arraign him in court to answer to the defilement charges.
“We will call for DNA test and lock in the suspect for good as he is said to have committed a similar offence seven years ago in Oldonyo Sabuk and served his full term in prison,” she said.
By Lucy Wangai