In mid-November, Hivisasa highlighted a case where a businessman in Kisii was accused of defiling and impregnating a minor in the area. According to reports, the suspect, Peter Obara, was allegedly in a love affair with the class 7 pupil.

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Hivisasa covered the story after police officers launched investigations into the matter. The story was covered Hivisasa Kisii based writer Geoffrey Makori.

The writer heard about the story from a source who was close to the family. He ended up interviewing the local authorities, including the OCPD and the area chief. 

It later emerged that the investigations had stalled. After the story was published, it reignited a debate on why the suspect had not been arrested, yet he was known.

The story led to a heated debate in the county WhatsApp group, where locals called for his immediate arrest. It later piled more pressure on authorities to act with immediate effect. 

The suspect was later arrested and charged alongside his co-accused, who was accused of helping in procuring an abortion. Both suspects were released on an Sh200,000 bond in a case that will be heard on 5th November 2019.

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