Man flees after being asked to take HIV test before sex

The woman who asked for the test was left stranded in a hotel room

19-year-old left stranded in Meru after her online boyfriend disappeared (Daily Nation)

A 19-year-old mother of two from Nakuru County was left stranded in Meru after the man who had promised to marry her disappeared.

The woman who had been duped into traveling across the country for "love" said that the man from Meru county fled after she asked him to take a HIV test before they engaged in intercourse.

The mother of two told authorities that she had met the man online and he had told her that he is 28 years old and single. She would later find out that he is 40 years old and married.

Drama in Kiutine village, Meru

"He declined to take a HIV test saying he believes in herbal medicine, we had been chatting for over one year before he invited me (to visit him).

"He told me that he was 28-years-old and single. On meeting him, he declined to take us to his house, which he claimed, was still wet since he had just mopped," the lady narrated.

She added: "We started chatting when I was pregnant with my second child, I even told him so and he said he was okay with it. I would like to go to school, I wish to advise fellow women not to fall to such tricksters."

Kiutine village residents were surprised with the turn of events as many decried decaying morals in society.

Area Assistant Chief Gitonga Mucheke conveyed that they were still pursuing the man despite him being dodgy about the situation.

"He has declined to show up at the police post, he is now shifting blame on those who have been assisting the woman," he stated.

One of locals, Ms Monica Gacheke stated: "Traditionally, elders used to visit each other’s families, girls could not visit young men’s homesteads without the elders’ approval."

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