Man who defiled, killed stepdaughter remanded in Nakuru


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Man in court

A 28 year-old man who was accused of defiling and killing his four year old step-daughter will remain in police custody until Friday, a Nakuru court ruled on Tuesday.

High Court Judge Maureen Odero ordered officers to keep the suspect in remand at Bondeni Police Station as the prosecution concluded their investigations.

The court also ordered for a psychiatric examination of the accused at Nakuru General Hospital, instructing that this must be completed for a before he takes his plea.

Patrick Gathure is accused of committing the offence on July 26 this year at Rhonda estate on the outskirts of Nakuru town.

According to lead Prosecutor Nelly Ngovi, the father of one allegedly lured the minor into his room where he is said to have committed the beastly act.

The prosecution also observed that Gathure took advantage of the absence of the girl’s mother, who works at a local supermarket, to commit the offence.

The court heard that the mother got suspicious after her daughter mysteriously disappeared from their home.

A relative finally found the strangled body of the minor behind the suspect’s residence; the court was told. The matter was reported to the Bondeni Police Station leading to the arrest of the assailant.

It is said that the accused and the girl’s mother started cohabiting three months ago after they met in Nakuru town.

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