A 48-year-old man, a preacher by profession, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 17-year-old girl in a lodging in Vihiga County.
The suspect, Patrick Kegondi, is a pastor at African Divine Church (ADC) in the county.
He was arrested at Lunyerere in Sabatia Sub-County on Sunday after allegedly being busted having sex with the girl, who is a Form Three student.
Attendants and other customers at the lodging alerted police shortly after Kegondi booked himself and the girl into the facility.
Chavakali chief, Hesbon Munavo, said Kegondi is being detained at Kilingili Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, the girl was taken to hospital, where tests are to be conducted to confirm if she was indeed sexually penetrated.