Man slapped with 20yr jail term for defilement in Rongo

Man slapped with 20yr jail term for defilement in Rongo

A man found guilty of defiling a minor aged 13 years has been sentenced to 20 years in jail term by the Rongo Law Court.

Juma Musa appeared before Rongo Resident Magistrate Raymond Langat on Wednesday.

The court was told that he defiled his sister-in-law on August 1, 2019 in Awendo, Migori County.

The Resident Magistrate found the man guilty under Section 215 of the Sexual Offenses Act.

“Medical evidence, circumstantial evidence and the oral testimonies from seven witnesses before court cannot be challenged by the convict hence the court has been convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty,” the ruling reads.

The court noted that the sentence will serve as a lesson to those who might be tempted to defile minors.

The convict has 14 days to appeal the judgment failure to which he will serve the sentence.

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