A middle-aged man was on Thursday charged for unnatural offence contrary to section 162(a) of the penal code by a Kapenguria mobile court in Kacheliba of Pokot North Sub County.
Before Kapenguria Principal Magistrate, Samwel Mutai, was Isaiah Kemoi, who was accused that on 16th May 2019 at around 3:00am in Riwo Location in West Pokot County he allegedly sodomized his 3-year-old son, burnt his thigh with a cigarette and cut his private parts.
According to the grandmother, Mary Rubeah who testified before the court, neighbours called her to inform of the incident as the accused had differed with his wife who had left to Makutano township. “We rushed to the house of the accused and found the child lying naked with the body swollen with burns on the thigh and cuts on his private parts,” she told the court.
She added that his grandson was rushed to Kacheliba Police Station and was referred to Kacheliba sub-county hospital where they filled a P3 form and the boy was admitted for two weeks.
According to Solomon Tukei, a clinical officer at Kacheliba sub-county hospital who filled the P3 form, the child was bruised and clothes were burnt and were also stained with blood.
“X-ray results showed a fracture on the right clavicle, a swollen neck and a cut on his private parts. The anal muscle was also damaged and blood was mixed with stool which suggested evidence of sodomy,” said the clinical officer. The accused is still in custody at Kapenguria police station awaiting for ruling on 31st, of this month.