Police in Sotik, Bomet County have arrested a man who bragged about defiling a minor on Facebook.
The man identified as Mohammed Alfayo on Monday posted a photo on Facebook of himself and an underage girl in a bush. He further bragged about having sex with the minor.
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Kenyans worldwide called for the man’s immediate arrest and prosecution. The hashtag #ArrestMohammedAlfayo trended and alerted authorities.
Alfayo was arrested at the border town of Chebilat in the late hours of Monday. He was picked up by detectives from the Sotik police station at a cybercafe.
Sotik OCPD Jonathan Ngala confirmed Alfayo’s arrest and added that he was helping out with investigations.
”The suspect is under custody and we are now working on the investigation to confirm that he was the one posting them or whether his Facebook page may have been hacked.”
He however said police were still searching for the victim ”to establish whether the act was truly committed.”
The police boss went on to reveal questionable areas in Alfayo life. He had been successfully recruited to Administration Police Service before he withdrew. He also dropped out from University around the same time for unknown reasons.
”We want to find out the reason behind this because his action that he posted on Facebook could only be a tip of the ice burg”
Continuing, he added, ”We are carrying out investigation because on his Facebook page there are suggestive posts. At one time he has changed his religion from Christianity to Islam and we are not leaving anything to chance.”