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Kitale pastor found guilty of impregnating and killing a student

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A former pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God has been found guilty of defiling, impregnating and brutally killing a school girl in Kitale.

Charles Nyachwara was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old form four student in July 2011 with evidence pointing out that he committed the act to protect his image.

The deceased Scolastica Mbithi is said to have a Sunday school at Yuya PAG church Cherangany where Charles was the pastor.

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Before meeting her death, the schoolgirl is said to have confessed to her parents that the pastor had impregnated her.

The matter was reported to the police who arrested the pastor and charged with defilement but was later released on bond.

The two met when the student was coming from an antenatal clinic in Kitale. They had a talk before the pastor attacked her, stabbing her severally before fleeing to a maize plantation where he was arrested by a watchman.

A postmortem conducted on the deceased showed that she was expecting triplets.

A relative to the pastor Zacharia Ongechi who had deposited his title deed worth Ksh 1 million to secure his release.

The pastor, however, failed to appear in court with Ongechi telling the court that he had gone missing pleading for more time to trace him.

Five years later, the pastor was traced and found Mbale District in Uganda where he had settled down, acquired citizenship, opened a church and was planning to marry his fiancée.

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He confessed to killing the schoolgirl to protect his image as a pastor after his efforts to settle the matter with the family outside court failed.

The father to the deceased was pleased with the judgment saying that he is happy that justice has been delivered.

Berryl Achieng
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