KDF officer charged with defiling 16-year-old girl in Nyeri

KDF officer charged with defiling 16-year-old girl in Nyeri

A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer was on Wednesday arraigned for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in Kiriaini town, Nyeri County.

Martin Wanjii Kabura appeared before Nyeri Chief Magistrate Mathias Okuche where he was charged with three counts for defiling the minor, who is a distant. He was accused of committing an indecent act with a child and child sex tourism.

He denied the charges and was released on a Ksh.200,000 bond with a surety of similar amount.

According to a police report on the incident, the Kenya Army officer had volunteered to drop off the girl to school on Tuesday, January 5 but made a stopover at Kiriani market where he allegedly booked into a room and allegedly defiled the girl.

He then left together with the girl heading towards her school but while on the way, the car they were travelling in was involved in a road accident at Muringato area on the Nyeri-Mweiga road.

The girl was rescued and taken to the Nyeri County Referral Hospital while the officer detained at Nyeri police station.

The case will mentioned on 19th Jan 2021.

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