Two men charged with defilement in Meru court

Charles Koronya (left) at the Meru Law Courts on February 14, 2019 where he was charged with the defilement of a 17-year-old high school student and procuring an abortion for her. [Olivia Murithi/Standard]
A 35-year-old man was yesterday charged with two counts of defilement and procuring an abortion for a minor.

Charles Koronya has denied defiling a 17-year-old Form Three student on December 19, 2018, and later helping her procure an abortion at an unknown place and time.

Resident Magistrate Edward Tshimonjero released him on a Sh200,000 bond and surety of the same amount.

The case will be mentioned on February 28, 2019 and heard on April 4, 2019.

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In the same court, another suspect admitted to the charges of defiling a minor but told the court that she was his wife.

Rogers Kariuki pleaded guilty to charges of defilement and touching a 17-year-old girl inappropriately at Gitimbine estate in Meru town.

However, the court entered a not guilty plea and ruled that he was not fit to be granted bail. The case will be heard on April 10.

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