Fred Makallah Leparan, a former worker at Mama Lucy Hospital has been sentenced to 35 years by a Milimani Court.
“A Milimani court today sentenced Fred Makallah Leparan, a former worker at Mama Lucy Hospital to 35 years imprisonment with no option of fine for child trafficking at the said hospital in Embakasi Central within Nairobi two years ago.
He was sentenced to serve 3 years for the conspiracy to commit a felony, a further 30 years for the counts of trafficking in persons and 2 years for the counts of child neglect. The second accused person Selina Awuor Adundo was also sentenced to a fine of Ksh 300,000 in default serves 2 years imprisonment for the counts of child neglect,” said ODPP
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While issuing the orders, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu also barred the two from employment involving child welfare.
“While delivering the sentence, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Kimilu also barred the two from any employment involving child welfare. The two had been charged with the offences of selling children from the aforementioned facility after an exposé by the BBC. Hon. Kimilu concluded that the prosecution, led by Caroline Karimi, Linda Ndambiri and Ann Mugambi had proven the case against the two accused persons beyond a reasonable doubt.
Fred Makallah Leparan was convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit a felony, namely trafficking in persons, three (3) counts of trafficking in persons, and three (3) counts of child neglect while his co-accused Selina Adundo was convicted on three (3) counts of child neglect.” said ODPP