Police in Kirinyaga have arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly forced a 2-year-old boy to drink beer during Christmas.
Nguka location chief David Muriithi Gikunju ordered the immediate arrest of the suspect after news of the act spread throughout the village.
Concerned family members rushed the inebriated young child to hospital fearing for his health while demanding for the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect, identified as Mercus Kinyua from Nyakio village, is currently being held at the Nguka Police Post pending arraignment in court.
The area chief blamed the Kirinyaga County Government for licensing village bars in in Nguka location.
“Even the boy’s father has a bar and the man took the advantage to force the boy to drink the beer, the boy was drunk,” explained the chief.
He also urged parents to take care of their children this festive season to avoid such occurrences.
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