A senior police officer in Maara Sub-County, was arrested on Tuesday December 22,2020.
According to Tharaka Nithi County police, the arrested chief inspector identified as John Marete is accused of sodomising six boys.
Mr. John who is the officer Commanding Police Post (OCPP) at Mitheru in Maara Sub-County was arrested a few minutes past 12 am.
A resident had informed Maara Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC) Mohamed Jarso that Mr. Marete had locked six male children in his house, and that the informant suspected the chief inspector was “up to no good”.
“Jarso immediately called the Sub-County Criminal Investigation Officer (SCIO), the Deputy Sub-County Police Commander, the duty officer at Chogoria Police Station and his team, who went to Marete’s house in Chogoria Township,” says a police report filed at the Chogoria Police Station.
According to the report, when the team arrived, they found six young boys sleeping on the floor.
The report further indicated three of the boys were aged 14, with the other three aged 15, 18 and 19 years respectively. All the six teenagers are residents of Ntumu Sub-Location, and are pupils at a local primary school.
“All the children were rescued and taken to Chogoria Police Station. Upon interrogation, the boys revealed that Chief Inspector Marete had been having carnal knowledge of them,” said the report filed at Chogoria Police Station Tuesday.
It wasn’t immediately clear how long the suspect allegedly committed the crime before being smoked out.
Maara Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC) Mohamed Jarso says the suspect will be arraigned once the probe is complete.