Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a student from Kenyatta University for co-habiting with a minor.

According to the DCI, the 15-year-old girl who was reported missing a week ago was found in a house Gitambaya, Kiambu County alongside the student.

Both the student and the minor have been handed over to Kagio police station for processing.

The DCI has urged Kenyans to remain vigilant especially this festive season and contact the agency in case of any criminal occurrences in their neighborhood.

Here is DCI full statement on the arrest:

A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing a week ago from her parents’ home in Kagio, Kirinyaga County, was yesterday rescued by our officers based in Ruiru. Her distraught parents had received a shocking text message from her that she would be in a holiday camp for a month.

Sadly, the school going child had been harboured by one Peter Wanjohi, a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student at his house in Gitambaya, Kiambu County. Both have since been handed over to the reporting station in Kagio, for further Police action.

Our detectives are ready to swing into action, should any Kenyan file a missing child’s report or any other such matter that requires our urgent attention.