A 35-year-old woman was on Wednesday arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy at Kyanzavi in Matungulu sub-county, Machakos County.

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The incident was confirmed by Kyanzavi location chief Daniel Munyao who said that the lady is being held at Kwa Mwaura police post.

Speaking during a phone interview, the chief said that the lady who hails from Mwala sub-county had travelled to Matungulu to visit her grandmother, where she befriended the Form Four student.

Munyao said that he was notified about the incident by the boy's mother after the student spent the night at the woman's home.

"The lady is aged 35 with a child in form two. She befriended the 17-year-old boy and he even slept at her house and left for school this morning. He is a student at Miseleni Secondary School," said Munyao. 

Munyao said that police officers are waiting for the boy's mother to produce his birth certificate so as to ascertain his age before the woman is arraigned in court.

The chief urged parents to instil moral values in their children to avoid such cases.

"Let parents tell their children what is right and what is wrong in a bid to ensure they don't engage in things that may ruin their lives," he said.