Church elder sentenced to life in prison for defilement


Church elder sentenced to life in prison for defilement

In Summary

  • During the hearing, the victim told the court how the church elder told his children to go outside and told her to remain behind after which he defiled her.
  • In her ruling. Eldoret Magistrate Stella Telewa said that there was enough evidence before court to show that the suspect committed the offence .
  • The church elder has 14 days to appeal the ruling.

A church elder has been sentenced to life in prison by Eldoret court after he was found guilty of defiling a 10-year-old girl.

The court was told that Starico Madegwa, 53, committed the act on March 28, three years ago.

During the hearing, the victim told the court how the church elder told his children to go outside but asked her to remain behind.

She said it is at this point that he defiled her.

Eldoret Magistrate Stella Telewa ruled that there was enough evidence before court to show that the suspect committed the offense.

The church elder was given 14 days to appeal the ruling.

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