Retired bishop Johannes Angela is accused of committing the offence between Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28
He was arrested at his home after the minor reported the matter to a local children’s home
The children’s rescue centre worked with police to arrest the cleric who retired in 2017 after serving as Bishop of Bondo Anglican Church of Kenya Bondo diocese
The minor ha been put under care and protection ahead of the prosecution
Angela is expected to be arraigned in court on Monday, July 2
Police in Siaya county have arrested a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) for allegedly sleeping with a 14-year-old girl.
Bishop Johannes Angela is reported to have been arrested on Thursday, June 28 evening and is being detained at Lwala Kotiende police station after he was arrested at his Bondo home.
According to a report by The Standard seen by TUKO.co.ke on Saturday, June 30, police arrested the cleric and booked him under Occurrence Book number 8/28/6/2018 after the minor reported the incident to a nearby children’s office.
Johannes who retired in 2017 is alleged to have repeatedly committed the offence between Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28.
“The police went to his home in Bondo where he was arrested. The minor reported the matter to a local children’s home who worked with the security team to get the suspect,” Said Hobson Omollo, Chief North Sakwa location.
Bondo OCPD Paul Kiarie ecchoed Omollo’s sentiments saying the cleric was still at Lwala Kotiende police station and would be charged in court on Monday, July 2.
“The matter is being actively investigated ahead of the prosecution on Monday. The child who was reportedly residing at the clergy’s home has also been put under proper care and protection so that the probe cannot be interfered with,” Kiarie said.
A source intimated to TUKO.co.ke that the minor had resided at the former bishop’s residence for the last two years.
Angela served as the Bishop of Bondo ACK diocese until 2017 when he retired and was on the spot in the past for allegedly faking his abduction for unknown reasons.