Editor's Review

  • Court rules to jail police officer for 40 years.
  • The officer was found guilty of defiling a minor who was under police custody.

A Gatundu Court in Kiambu County has jailed police officer Paul Kipkoech Rotich for 40 years.

The officer was found guilty of defiling a minor inside a police station.

The 15-year-old girl was held in custody at the station for what the police stated in court as “need of care and protection.”

Her mother had handed her over to the police the night before the incident.

Independent Policing Oversight Authority initiated an investigation on own motion after the disgraceful incident happened on January 13, 2018.


The former Constable of police, Paul Kipkoech Rotich, was found guilty contrary to the Sexual Offences Act, in a judgement delivered at Gatundu Law Courts by Principal Magistrate H.M. Ng’ang’a yesterday, February 2, 2021.

"The exhibits were collected a few days after the alleged offence and kept in the​ IPOA laboratory. The collection, packaging, sealing, labelling, storage and preservation of the said exhibits were clearly explained ensuring that they were not contaminated. I, therefore, find that the integrity of the exhibits remained intact,” the Magistrate stated.

"I find that the prosecution has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence he is charged with," the judgement read.