Chief charged with raping 14-year-old girl


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In Summary

  • The suspect, Caleb Odundo Oyende of Ang'oga sub location, who was charged before a Maseno court pleaded not guilty.
  • He was also charged with committing an indecent act with a child contrary to the Sexual Offences Act.
  • The crime is said to have been committed on March 31.

An assistant chief in Kisumu has been charged with attempted defilement of a 14-year-old girl.

The suspect, Caleb Odundo Oyende of Ang’oga sub location, who was charged before a Maseno court pleaded not guilty.

He was also charged with committing an indecent act with a child contrary to the Sexual Offences Act. The crime is said to have been committed on March 31.

Oyende was released on a bond of Ksh. 200, 000 awaiting mention of the case on April 17 and subsequent hearing on June 11.

Senior Resident Magistrate Reuben Kipng’eno declined to detain the accused despite a request from the Prosecution which cited safety of the survivor and the witnesses.

The Magistrate said the accused still has the right to be released until proven guilty; however, he is not to have any contact directly or indirectly with the survivor or witnesses.

In February this year, another chief from Kisumu County was sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly defiling a 14-year-old girl in Seme Sub County in 2015.

Mr. Michael Odhiambo Oluoch, Chief of South West Seme Location had been charged on June 9, 2015 with defiling the girl, an orphan who was staying with her grandmother.

 

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