Police in Mbeere South in Embu county are looking for an 18-year old man who defiled a six year old schoolgirl.
The teenager, who sells muguka, is alleged to have lured the girl, who is his cousin, to his house where he sexually assaulted her in Kamaina village of Mbita location.
Area assistant chief Bedan Nyaga Mutitu said the suspect then fled after committing the crime at around 8:30am on Sunday.
He said Administration Police officers together with members of public have lunched a manhunt for the sexual offender to ensure they nab him so that he can face justice.
Mr Mutitu said the girl was rushed to Kyeni Mission Hospital for treatment. He warned family members against trying to defeat justice by resolving the matter “out of court.”
“We are looking for the young man so that he can be charged in court. This is not a matter that can be resolved out of court,” he said.