Father gets life in prison for raping one-year-old daughter
SEE ALSO :Denial will perpetuate deadly poll chaosMs Muchesa told the court that she discovered the wounds her daughters buttocks and an open anal orifice after examining her. She also noticed the victim was not in the clothes she had left her with. According to her, the accused referred her to his mother when she inquired what had transpired. He (accused) denied having defiled the child after his mother demanded to know what had happened. In his judgment, Kakamega Senior Resident Magistrate Erick Malesi ruled that the key elements of penetration and age of the victim was proved beyond reasonable doubts. He noted that the examining clinician report stated it was indicative the victim had anal trauma and facial bruises and also purulent bloody discharge from the anus.
SEE ALSO :Unknown gunmen rape 125 women in 10 daysPhotographic evidence presented in court showed injuries similar to the ones stated in medical report. During trial, Isiayo admitted that the child had been defiled but denied being involved. Mr Malesi brushed off the accused defense of saying he was wrongly implicated with a reason that he and his wife had filial relationship and his wife wanted the marriage to end, saying it was far-fetched. “I find this far-fetched and do not see how one can concoct a defilement story just to get out of a marriage,” said Mr Malesi. He added that, “I must therefore return a finding that the prosecution has discharged its burden to prove a case beyond reasonable doubt. I therefore convict the accused under section 215 of the criminal procedure code for the main charge of defilement and sentence him to life imprisonment.
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