A man who was being looked for by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives for allegedly defiling a Grade Two girl before dumping her body in river Gakungu has surrendered to the police.

Ndia sub-county Police Commander Moses Koskei said the suspect went to Baricho police station and identified himself as the suspect who is being accused of Killing the 7-year-old.

He had gone into hiding after the incident on Thursday last week.

Koskei noted that the suspect told the police he feared for his life and he had gone into hiding after he heard residents of Baricho wanted to kill him.

“The suspect is right now being held here at Baricho police station as detectives continue with the investigation. We are going to ask the court to allow us detain him as we continue with investigations,” he added.

According to Alice Karuana Muriithi, her daughter went missing Thursday before she was discovered tied with banana fibers in river Gakungu on Friday.

Karuana said her daughter had gone to the Baricho shopping centre in the company of her cousin before she went missing.

The suspect is said to be a bhang peddler and is reported to have once raped his mother.