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Bomet: Magistrate Caught with Underage Girl in Lodging

Police in Kaplong, Bomet County have arrested a magistrate after being found with an underage girl in a lodging.

According to reports, the magistrate whose name is yet to be made public was arrested on Friday morning, April 1 following a tip from the members of the public. 

The Migori-based magistrate was arrested at a lodging in Kaplong trading centre. 

Following the arrest, police collected bedsheets among other evidence from the guest house while the minor, a 17-year-old was taken to Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital in Kericho County for medical checkups. 

Kapkatet Sub-County Hospital in Kericho County PHOTO/COURTESY

The magistrate is said to have arrived at a bar in Kaplong on Thursday, March 31 at around 8 pm and booked a room before engaging in a drinking spree. 

After hours of indulgence, the magistrate made his way to his room in the company of the minor before the police pounced on them.   

“At around 8 pm, the magistrate turned suspect booked room 102 at Sharies Bar and Restaurant as he imbibed drinks at the bar

“At around 11pm, he was joined by the juvenile and together they left the bar for the room,” a police report read. 

Confirming the incident, Bomet County Police Commander Susan Seronei said the judicial officer will be arraigned, albeit not mentioning the charges. 

“The suspect is being held at the Sotik Police Station and will be processed for arraignment,” Seronei said.  

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