60 year old man sentenced to twenty years in prison for defiling a minor.
Written by Mishi Ziro, Valerie Bunyasi and Saka Richard
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According to prosecution on 12th of January this year Patrick Khamala Chetambe alias Kundu Tondopania from Nabukhisa village, Kibabii location in Bungoma County dragged a girl of twelve years into the bushes while she was on her way to the maize mill before defiling her.
The girl screamed and alerted a young man who was passing by and witnessed the old man forcing himself on the girl and raised alarm attracting the villagers who caught him in the act and arrested him.
The prosecution lined up six witnesses including the boy who caught him and the doctor who attended to the young girl which satisfied the court as the accused was unable to defend himself during litigation.
While passing judgment, the Bungoma principle magistrate Walter Nyarima said that the offence was of a serious nature and cautioned those who intend to commit the same offence that they will face the full wrath of the law.
The girl is said to be a class three pupil in the school that the accused was working as a watchman.
Meanwhile in the same court another man of Somali origin was arraigned on charges of being in the country illegally.
Shafi Mahdi Abdi who is believed to be a resident of Dubai was accused of being in the country without valid travelling permit or pass authorizing him to be in the country.
The accused was arrested on sixteenth may within Malaba Township in Teso north district within Busia County.
The accused apologized to the court and was asked to pay a fine of ksh. 1,000 and be deported back home.
One hacked to death as robbers make away with 30,000.
In Trans Nzoia County, a 35 years old man was Wendsday night hacked to death when a gang of five robbers raided and robbed their homestead at wamuini B area of kiminini division.
A security officer showing the damaged door which the robbers detroyed before killing the owner of the house. Photo I Saka Richard
The deceased Mr. Evans Ndung’u was killed after his efforts to raise alarm to alert the neighbors of the robbers who had invaded his father’s house bore no fruit.
In the incident Mr. Joseph Wainaina who is the deceased father were injured and is nursing panga cuts and was treated and discharged.
The robbers stole Sh 30,000 and phones from the family who were left wondering what next as both doors to the deceased parents and the deceased door was smashed to pieces using a huge stone.
It is rumored that the family had sold seven bags of maize that is thought to have prompted the robbery.
Confirming the incident Kitale OCPD Mr. Lukas Ogara called upon the locals to take precaution and alert the relevant authorities on any suspicious characters among themselves as security starts with you before moving to your neighbor.
“We cannot assure all Kenyans of their security so I am calling upon you to take care and help us curb the increasing cases of crime,” Mr. Ogara noted in closing remarks.
So far no arrests have been made and the police are following leads that will see them apprehend the robbers.