It’s life in prison for man who defiled 11-year-old girl


In Summary

  • Kelvin Ngugi Njeri was charged that on diverse dates between 2011 and 2014, in Mangu, Gatundu North, he unlawfully and intentionally had carnal knowledge with a minor.

  • In her ruling, Senior Principal Magistrate Leticia Wachira said that the court was convinced that the accused committed the offence since he was not able to contradict the minor’s evidence.

  • The accused who had not been represented and was out on bond was given 14 days to appeal.

A member of the Akorino sect was on Wednesday morning  jailed for life after a Gatundu court found him guilty of defiling a 11 year old girl.

Kelvin Ngugi Njeri was charged that on diverse dates between 2011 and 2014, in Mangu, Gatundu North, he unlawfully and intentionally had carnal knowledge with a minor.

The accused also faced an alternative charge of touching the minor’s genitals.

This was after prosecutor Maximila Keitany, before Gatundu Senior Principal Magistrate Leticia Wachira, told the court that the victim, on the said period and on a date she could not really remember was sent by her mother to take a sack to the accused who was harvesting sweet potatoes in her aunt’s farm.

On delivering the sack, the accused told her that he had seen her doing bad manners with a boy and that the boy had put dirt in her which he wanted to remove.

The accused thereafter defiled her and told her and instructed her not to tell anyone or go to hospital otherwise she would bleed to death.

The accused was also said to have repeated the heinous act again the following day at the victim’s aunt’s home where he repeated the heinous act.

Ngugi was also accused of defiling the girl on several other occasions thereafter before she opened up to her sister who in turn told the victim’s mother who reported the matter to the Mwea police post.

She was taken to Igegania Sub-District hospital where an examination revealed that her hymen was broken.

In her ruling, Senior Principal Magistrate Leticia Wachira said that the court was convinced that the accused committed the offence since he was not able to contradict the minor’s evidence.

“Having looked at the testimony of the minor, I have no reason to doubt it considering its consistence of the fine details of events. I find that the accused took advantage of the minor’s vulnerability to lie to her that sexual intercourse removes dirt from the body,” said the magistrate.

Magistrate Wachira dismissed any bad relationship between the accused and the victim’s mother as reasons for victimisation as alleged by the suspect in his mitigation.

The issue of mistaken identity was also dismissed as the accused was well known to the victim since he worked for the family.

The accused who had not been represented and was out on bond was given 14 days to appeal.

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