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Kenya Army soldier charged with defiling school girl

By Kamore Maina | January 6th 2021 at 10:12:15 GMT +0300

A KDF junior soldier was on Wednesday morning arraigned for allegedly defiling a school-girl in Nyeri County.

Martin Kabura appeared before Nyeri Chief Magistrate Mathias Okuche where he was charged with three counts for defiling a minor.

He, however, denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount.

According to a police report, the Senior Private was arrested along the Nyeri-Mweiga road on Tuesday evening after the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in an accident.

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Senior Private is one of the lowest ranks in the military.

A traffic officer who visited the scene of the accident demanded to know the relationship between the man and a minor who was in the car and it is then that she confessed.

The girl told police that the officer had promised to take her to school but they ended up in a lodge where he allegedly assaulted her.

The soldier, who is also a distant relative of the girl, is said to have driven from Nyeri town towards Othaya.

The initial plan was to drop the girl at school but he took a detour and headed towards Murang’a where he booked a hotel room.

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