Police officers in Narok have launched a search operation for a group of young men who sexually assaulted five standard eight girls on Saturday.
The Five KCPE candidates are from Naroosoora village in Maji- Moto ward, Narok South sub-county
According to Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti, the minors were gang-raped on their way home from a pastor’s house on the eve of Mashujaa day celebrations.
“I have specifically directed the area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) to ensure the young men are brought to book,” he added
The county administrator further condemned the crime and banned schoolchildren from attending any night vigils in the county in a bid to safeguard their safety
“It is not that we are against night prayers, but when it involves our school children the matter is not negotiable especially during this examination period, “he said.
The incident happened at a time when KCPE and KCSE candidates have less than a week to prepare for their national exams.
Barely a week ago, three Morans were arraigned before a Narok court and charged with defiling a 13-year old girl.
The state of the assaulted girls is yet to be revealed but the county commissioner has warned the Maasai morans against using their culture to violate the law.
Morans are Maasai young men who traditionally leave their homes and live in the forest or bushes for months where they train on how to protect their community and culture.
Also, the administrator further urged the public to be vigilant during this rainy season especially in Narok where flash flood frequently occurs.
The Meteorological department has warned of heavy rains in the country for the next few weeks.
Kimiti said the disaster committee was on high alert given that areas such as Narok town and Narok- Maai-Mahiu road are prone to floods and landslides when it rains.