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Man handed 20 years’ imprisonment fordefilement

Man handed 20 years’ imprisonment fordefilement

Loitoktok

Tuesday April 30, 2024

KNA by Kimani Tirus

A middle aged man has been sentenced to serve 20 years’ imprisonment by Loitoktok law court for defiling a 12-year-old girl after locking her in his house.

Charles Mutuku Kyui who appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu is said to have defiled the girl between June 5 and June 8, 2023 at Isinet area, Loitoktok Sub County.

During the trial the girl had told the court that on June 5, at around 7.30pm she was returning home after spending the day away after absconding school without the knowledge of her guardian.

She said while along the way, she met the convict who allegedly grabbed and dragged her to his house and closed the door.

The accused allegedly warned her against screaming and held a knife against her before defiling her.

She told the court how the accused tied and locked her in his house and continued to defile her.

On June 8, while the Mutuku was away she said she heard some girls passing outside the house and screamed for help.

They pushed the door open and untied her and they reported the matter at Isinet police station and later the convict was arrested.

Mbithe Muteti, grandmother and guardian to the girl after demise of her parents told the court how her granddaughter went missing for three days only to be brought home by police officers three days later.

Mutuku had however denied the charges claiming that on the dates of the alleged incident he had gone to Emali for tomato harvesting.

He said when he came back he did not find his colleague with whom they had rented a house.

He said the police officers from Isinet arrived in the company of the complainant and erroneously arrested and charged him with the offence

He maintained the offence was committed by his colleague and since he was related to one of the police officers the girl was advised to frame him up.

However, the court found the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and handed Mutuku the deterrent sentence.The accused has 14 days to appeal against the sentence if dissatisfied.

Courtesy; KNA

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