Families negotiating for settlement of defilement and rape cases in Kisii County have been warned not knowing that they are endangering lives of the victims associated with the vice.
Speaking to Gusii star in his office, Kisii County Commander Jebel Ngere has asked and condemned parents who negotiate defilement incidents outside the required court processes.
His sentiments come after a 17 and 13 year old girls were married for two months respectively.
According to Mr. Ngere, It’s alleged that the girl has not reported to School since schools were opened.
The county commander said families of victims negotiating out-of-court settlements and intimidation of witnesses are to blame for the low conviction rate in defilement cases.
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Mr Ngere however further says that once the parents of the victims withdraws the allegations, it becomes difficult even for the police to substantiate evidence which leaves us in an awkward situation on what to do.
“Such incidences are on the rise in this region, that’s we are set to use all government bodies to bring them to book, “the County boss said.
He noted that parents of the defiled victims accept bribes and connive with alleged offenders to alter the evidence to pervert the course of justice.
He further warned that the law shall take its course to both the culprit and whoever will be found negotiating .
He vowed that he will ensure that justice as prevailed to the victims and ensure that defilement cases have reduced to zero.