Life imprisonment for 82-year-old man over defilement

An 82-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Eldoret court for defilement. He was convicted of defiling an 8-year-old girl.

Festus Chimoite Mandu committed the indecent act on September 26, 2018 at Namirembe village, Serekeya sub location, Likuyani Sub County within Kakamega County and was arrested the same day.

Appearing before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa, the accused pleaded guilty.

The prosecution said the man lured the minor into his house on her way home from school. The court heard that the minor’s mother stumbled on them naked after Mandu had committed the henious act.

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“Having considered the mitigation of the accused and the facts read by the prosecution, which was confirmed to be true, I proceed to charge you with the offence of defilement contrary to section 8[1] as read with 8[2] of sexual offence act number 3 of 2006, you will serve life imprisonment,’’ said the judge.

The accused pleaded for leniency as he told the court that it was the devil’s act. He also added that his wife had earlier passed on before his only two sons died. He promised not to repeat the act.

The court granted him a 14 days right of appeal.

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