Sunday school teacher in Thika sexual abuse case released on bail


Sunday school teacher in Thika sexual abuse case released on bail

In Summary

  • The prosecution requested for ample time to consolidate enough evidence due to the sensitive nature of the case.
  • The court was asked to consider the fact that the three victims were siblings from the same family and the suspect is an elder in a local church.
  • The Thika court granted the request.

A Sunday school teacher accused of  sodomy and defilement was arraigned at a Thika court on Friday.

The accused Peter Muturi Njuguna, who is a Sunday school teacher at an Evangelical church in Thika, denied the charges.

He was released on bail of Ksh.300,000 for every charge or a surety of the same amount in cash.

Between the dates of  June 18 2017 and the September 15 this year in Ngoigwa estate, Njuguna was accused of attempting to sodomise two boys and a girl aged 14, 12 and 17 respectively.

One of the boys is said to have been nursing a wound after undergoing the rite of passage.

The prosecution requested for ample time to consolidate enough evidence due to the sensitive nature of the case.

The court was asked to consider the fact that the three victims were siblings from the same family and the suspect is an elder in a local church.

Senior Resident Magistrate Grace Omodho granted the request.

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