Minor, 7, narrates how she was defiled by 63-year old neighbor
SEE ALSO :Clinical Officer charged with defilementThe victim said she did not scream since the assailant was their neighbour and she did not anticipate anything bad would happen. She told the court her family started looking for her sister after the incident. Mukelemo has been charged with defilement and committing indecent acts with the minor at their Mulundu village in Kakamega East. The matter was adjourned to tomorrow when a doctor is expected to testify. Elsewhere, a 20-year-old woman will spend the next 18 months behind bars after she pleaded guilty to neglecting her son when he was two months old. The woman admitted to abandoning her child in a ward at Kakamega General Hospital on April 8. She is said to have gone on a drinking spree, leaving the child under the care of hospital staff, who did not know her whereabouts for three days. According to State prosecutor Jebichii Kibet, the infant's father is said to have disagreed with his spouse. “The couple had been having numerous misunderstandings due to the accused's drinking habits. On the material day, she took her child, went to the county hospital and left him there. The father learnt three days later that his son was left at the hospital unattended,” said Ms Kibet. She added that the child, who was born in February, had since been under his grandmother's care. The woman was arrested on July 2 after she went to pick the child from her mother-in-law. While handing down the sentence, Resident Magistrate Josephine Maragia said probation officers had established that she should not serve a non-custodial sentence.
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