Siaya priest arrested after being found with girl in lodging

Sub-county Police commander Justus Kucha said 38-year-old Isaac Omondi was arrested on February 23, 2020 and taken to Siaya Police Station. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police in Siaya County have arrested a priest accused of defiling a primary school girl.

Sub-County Police Commander Justus Kucha said 38-year-old Isaac Omondi was taken to Siaya police station.

Mr Kucha said members of the public called police after the priest was seen with the girl at a lodging house in Siaya town.

"Our officers promptly responded and arrested the priest together with the juvenile at around 3pm on Saturday," the police commander said on Sunday.

He said the two were examined at Siaya County Referral Hospital and the minor given medication and handed over to her parents.

She is expected to testify in court once investigations are completed.