A man in Bondo, Siaya County, was on Tuesday arrested after he allegedly defiled his nine-year-old niece.
Lucas Wata, 30, from Kanyandiri village in Central Sakwa location was nabbed by his family members and frog-marched to Bondo Police Station on Tuesday night.
Central Sakwa acting Chief William Oreme, confirming the incident, said that the suspect lured the Grade Three child into his house before committing the heinous act.
Wata reportedly beat the minor up when she tried to scream for help, but she was able to escape and inform her uncle.
According to Ramogi Radio, the minor has been treated at the Nango Health Centre and transferred to Bondo Sub-county Hospital for proper medication.
Parents have been called upon to ensure they take good care of their children, with Chief Oreme insisting that they should not entrust anybody with their children.