Police in Kwale County have decried the increased cases of defilement, rape, and incest in the region.
Area County Police Commander (CPC) Joseph Nthenge said 34 cases have been reported in the area since March when schools closed as part of COVID-19 control and prevention measures.
The police, children’s department, civil society activists and other stakeholders are scratching their heads in a bid to establish the motive behind the increase in the barbaric acts.
Last week, a ten-year-old girl gave birth to twins at the Kwale referral hospital, where her parents said their efforts to press her to reveal who was responsible for the pregnancy bore no fruit.
Speaking in his office in Kwale town Wednesday, Nthenge urged the media to join hands with the police, religious leaders and other partners in sensitising local communities on the dangers of the vices.