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Man to undergo DNA tests to ascertain paternity of a child

By Jack Murima | Published Fri, August 24th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 23rd 2018 at 23:50 GMT +3

A man accused of defiling a 15-year-old girl has been ordered to undergo a paternity test.

Martin Musungu allegedly defiled the 15-year-old on diverse dates, between August 2016 and April 2017, at Mukhweso village, Navakholo sub-county.

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State counsel Joan Tarus asked the court to issue an order, directing the accused to provide DNA samples after the complainant delivered a baby girl.

In her sworn testimony yesterday, the young mother told court the accused enticed her with books which he asked her to pick from his house in April last year.

“I was in Standard Eight by then while the accused was in Form Four. He told me to accompany him to their home to pick some text books which were necessary for my admission to secondary school since he did not need them,” she said.

To her shock, the accused dragged her into his room and forced her to have sex with him, she told Kakamega Resident Magistrate William Lopokoiyit.

“I tried to resist but he was too strong for me. He defiled me despite my repeated pleas to stop. He later released me without the books,” she said.

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The girl said she was 15 when she was defiled.

She said she delivered on January 15, 2018 and her family decided to seek justice for her.

“The accused and the child are hereby ordered to appear at the Government Chemist in Kisumu for DNA sampling. A report will then be tabled in court on October 10,” said Mr Lopokoiyit.

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