Busia County Member of the County Assembly (MCA) has been arraigned and charged in court for defiling a 14-year-old.
Prosecution team led by Faith Kaberia and Abraham Mumo pleaded with the court to to have the case deferred for 14 days to allow them place the victim and family under protection.
“A member of the Busia County Assembly was today arraigned before the Busia Chief Magistrate, Hon. Edna Nyaloti for defiling a 14-year-old.
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The prosecution, through Faith Kaberia and Abraham Mumo, made an application to oppose bail and bond and requested that the bail and bond hearing be deferred for 14 days to allow the witness protection agency to assess and place the victim and her family under protection.” said ODPP
The MCA identified as Carlbenz Okonya of Bunyala West pleaded not guilty to the charges and will remain in custody up to 28th September when ruling on prosecution application will be delivered
“Carlbenz Okonya, the Bunyala West Member of the County Assembly, pleaded not guilty to the charges and will remain in custody pending a ruling on the prosecution application to be delivered on 28/9/2023.” said ODPP