Dramatic turn as mother of defiled girl now faces trial
SEE ALSO :Denial will perpetuate deadly poll chaosThe Director of Public Prosecutions, through State counsel Hilda Omondi, applied for custodial orders against the girl’s mother, saying she should also be charged. “Through the complainant, it emerged that she is pregnant and the person responsible for the pregnancy has been identified. The parties were attempting to reconcile, with the aid of the parent and the assistant chief, which is against the law. We pray that the mother and the assistant chief remain in police custody to facilitate their intended prosecution,” Ms Omondi told the court. When she was called into the court, the girl’s mother insisted that Muchiti was responsible for the pregnancy. However, the magistrate noted that there were sufficient reasons to believe the correctness of the victim’s testimony. She had testified under oath. Carefully examined
SEE ALSO :Unknown gunmen rape 125 women in 10 days“I have carefully examined the intended witness (mother) who feigns ignorance of first prosecution witness,” said the magistrate. Mr Malesi added: “The investigating officer is directed to facilitate the arrest of the man identified as the person responsible for the pregnancy and be charged accordingly.” He also ordered the assistant chief to be detained, pending his prosecution. Oyolata, who was arrested immediately, was charged with defiling the minor on diverse dates, a charge he denied before Kakamega Resident Magistrate William Lopokoiyit. He was released on a Sh300,000 bond with a surety of the same amount.
SEE ALSO :Chief held for aiding sex pestsHis case will be heard on February 18, next year, while Muchiti’s matter was adjourned to February 20.