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Man accused of sodomy at Machakos children’s home arrested

Police, government officials and catholic nuns during the closure of Catholic Diocese of Machakos, Marturs of Uganda Children’s Home closure on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Monday arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting eight young boys.

He is said to have defiled the boys at the Martyrs of Uganda Children’s Home in Kimutwa, Machakos county.

David Mutuku Katuku, 23, had been at large after the allegations prompting the issuance of the warrant of Arrest.

Last Wednesday, the government closed down the children’s home over alleged cases of sodomy in Machakos county.

The children’s home is owned by the Catholic Church.

The county director of children services Salome Muthama said they rescued 36 children from the institution after eight of them were sodomised by a cook.

The county immediately placed the boys in a nearby government institution for safety, she said when addressing the press during the institution’s closure.

Muthama said they will seek the court’s help to allow them to release all the children to their guardians.

The school has 274 children. The home also houses a primary school which is open to the local community.