A man and his brother have been arrested in Ahero for allegedly defiling the former's four-year-old daughter.

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The father, 40, together with his 28-year-old brother are said to have committed the heinous act, and then rushed the minor to hospital claiming that she had been involved in an accident.

However,  nurses at the hospital doubted the claims as there were signs of defilement forcing them to alert the police.

“Witnesses corroborated the girl's testimony,” community health advocate Caren Omanga said.

Nyando OCPD Leonard Matete confirmed the incident.

"Earlier we could not hold the suspects, but after an official complaint by the mother we have the suspects locked,” Matete said.

The girl was treated and discharged as investigations continue.

The girl's mother lamented that there were efforts to cover up the crime.