A twenty eight year old man has been arrested after he eloped with a form four student who was a candidate in Bomorenda,Kisii South sub county.
Acting on information from some residents,Bomorenda location chief Emelda Kwamboka pounced on the man and her alleged ‘ wife’ and arrested them.
The chief said the two were presented to the office of the area Assistant County commissioner (ACC)Moses Ndiema, who handed them over to the police for processing.
She appealed to parents and residents to volunteer information to the authorities on the girl-child involved in early marriages and teenage pregnancies for intervention.
Itibo secondary school principal George Makori explained the girl will resume classes but be taken through counseling sessions before sitting for this year’s KCSE.
He expressed fears that some girls could have been married while eight others girls were yet to report to the school since early this month.
The ACC stressed the girl-child will get justice including going back to school.
He disclosed a total of 120 girls were either pregnant or were breastfeeding after schools re-opened.
Almost half of them had resumed learning while efforts to trace others had been intensified