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27 Feb 2023

Brian Kimani, Kenyans (Kenya)

Four managers go into hiding after BBC exposé

Four managers of two multinationals went into hiding following an exposé by the BBC on sexual harassment allegations on tea farms in Kericho.

Detectives ... disclosed to the press that the managers were yet to be summoned by the police as the female victims were yet to record statements.  

The detectives added that the statements were vital for the police to proceed with the arrest and prosecution of the suspects. 

"This matter is being handled by the CID, but none of the victims have come forward so far to record statements which would be used against the suspects in the course of the investigations, arrests and prosecution,”  a Kericho-based police officer told Nation.

The four managers were suspended by the firms until further notice pending the conclusion of the investigations. 

Workers at the Kericho-based tea farm also revealed that the majority were yet to be interviewed by the police over the allegations. 

"We are not aware of any statements that have been taken from the victims or colleagues," a worker at the Kericho tea farm stated. ...