Lawyer arrested on suspicion of raping five of his 11 children

A prominent Nairobi lawyer has been arrested on the suspicion that he raped five of his 11 children as well as his family’s domestic help.

His suspected sex assault victims were both male and female, the Police said.

Police have also detained him until investigations are concluded, Nation has reported.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed in order to protect the victims, had reportedly served as a director at a state regulatory board and runs a big law firm with offices in Nairobi, Garissa, Mombasa and Machakos, all in Kenya.

The children are aged between six and 14, the online medium says; noting that doctors at MP Shah Hospital in Parklands discovered the sexual assault when the lawyer took the children and the house help for a medical check-up on Tuesday night.

“At the hospital, the lawyer is said to have requested for HIV and gonorrhoea tests to be conducted on three of the five children, a boy and two girls.

“Doctors were concerned on why he wanted HIV tests carried out and suspected that the lawyer had reason to believe that they had been raped.

“As required by law, the medics asked the lawyer if he had reported the matter to the Police, but he did not give believable answers,” the Police told Nation newspapers.

The law enforcement agents added that one of his adopted children told the doctor attending to him in confidence that his “uncle” had formed a habit of defiling them.

“This prompted the hospital’s management to call officers from Parklands Police Station. Detectives from the station arrived within minutes and placed the lawyer under arrest.

“About an hour later, officers from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Academy arrived to take over investigations, led by Grace Ndirangu.

“The children spent the night at the hospital in order to undergo treatment,” the paper added.

Meanwhile, the children have been placed under State protection, while Police have commenced investigations into the matter.

“If found guilty, the lawyer faces up to life imprisonment,” Ndirangu said.

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