A man who defiled his neighbour’s 6-year- old daughter has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Kenya.
Wilson Motunde Enima, 75, was handed the penalty by senior principal magistrate Esther Bhoke on the Kibera legislation courtroom in Nairobi after he was convicted for the offence on Thursday, April 14.
Enima defiled the minor inside his home as her mom washed clothes outdoors on Might 2017, in Lindi, Kibera.
The kid had gone to play inside Enima’s home shortly after arriving house from college. She stayed at the home for about half-hour. Her mom got involved and peeped into Enima’s home and where she noticed him standing beside the kid.
The lady then came out of the home. The minor at first denied something had occurred to her when her mom enquired about what she was doing with Enima in the home.
The victim’s mom went with her to her mother-in-law and reported what had occurred and requested her to verify whether or not the minor was okay.
The mom–in–legislation examined the kid’s private parts and stated nothing had occurred to her.
However the baby opened up just a few days later when her mom found a foul odor from her private parts whereas washing her. She admitted that Enima had defiled her thrice.
She was taken to a hospital the place she was handled and discharged and the matter was reported to Kilimani police station. Enima was charged on May 30 of 2017 and found responsible after 5 years of trial.
Whereas testifying in courtroom the lady stated the accused began touching her earlier than defiling her.
“I went to his home and he gave me his telephone in order that I may play some games, he sat on the jerrycan and began touching my thigh,” she told the courtroom. He then instructed me to take away my pant which I did however once I instructed him that my mother warned me in opposition to it, he proceeded and defiled me. It was very painful.” she stated.
In mitigation by a lawyer, Enima instructed Bhoke that he has a household totally depending on him together with a 23 -years-old son who’s ailing.
He stated he’s the only breadwinner for the household of six as his spouse has no job.
Bhoke, who described the offence as barbaric, stated she thought-about the mitigation but in addition the provisions of the legislation.
“I subsequently, convict him to life imprisonment, he has a right of appeal with 14 days,” Boke stated.
The Sexual Offences Act of 2006 gives a compulsory life imprisonment sentence for a convict discovered responsible of defiling a toddler beneath 12 years.
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