Police and Education officers are investigating a case where an eight year old girl was reportedly defiled while at a local private school.

The girl was allegedly defiled at Spectrum academy located near Kipnai trading center in Marakwet West by unknown assailants early this week.

Marakwet West OCPD Apollo Onyonyi said police were investigating the incident and asked residents who might have any information concerning the incident to report to the nearest police station.

He said the minor was treated at AIC Kapsowar mission hospital and referred to a hospital in Eldoret for specialized treatment.

Girl defiled while at a local private school.

“Everyone who will be found guilty of the offense will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

Marakwet West Education Director Evans Onyancha told KNA that his officers were investigating the matter and had already visited the school.

“It’s unfortunate that such an incident can happen at our schools in this era.  We are not going to rest until the perpetrators are brought to book,” Onyancha said.

Spectrum Academy director Samuel Chebii said teachers and other school employees had already recorded statements with the police.