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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling daughter in Kwale

A 45-year-old man from Kwale County has been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of defiling his 13-year-old daughter.

“A 45-year-old man from Kwale was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for committing an incest act on his 13-year-old daughter, contrary to Section 20(1) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006.

He was also convicted of an indecent act, contrary to Section 11(A) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006.

The accused committed the offences on diverse dates between January 2019 and 26th March 2023 at Nyacha village, Taru location within Kwale County.” said ODPP

During the trial five witnesses were arraigned before the court and all their statements matched the medical report produced before the same court. It also emerged that in 2010 he was sentenced to five years in prison for sodomizing his wife.

“During the trial, the prosecution, through Prosecution Counsel Annette Wanjohi presented five witnesses, including the minor, whose evidence the court held established the prosecution’s case beyond reasonable doubt.

Mariakani Senior Resident Magistrate Hon.Olivia Koranje dismissed the accused defense that he was framed by his wife as baseless, since the medical report concurred with the testimonies of witnesses.

During the trial, it emerged that the accused had been convicted and jailed for a five-year jail term between 2010 and 2015 for sodomizing his wife.  Hon.

Koranje held that the accused’s behaviour did not change despite his previous conviction and sentence, hence warranting the court to grant him the length of his sentence. ” said ODPP

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