Two boys tell how they were allegedly defiled by an 18-year-old woman

The minors, through their mother, said they were still battling psychological trauma after the incident. [iStockphoto]

Two boys on Wednesday appeared at a Kakamega court to testify against an 18-year-old woman who was charged with defiling them early this year.

The minors, aged eight and nine years, appeared together with their mother before Principal Magistrate Joseph Ndururi, to testify against the woman who is accused of defiling them on February 13 and 14 at Emusala village in Kakamega central.

The minors, through their mother, said they were still battling psychological trauma after the incident.

The eight-year-old boy said at around 4pm while playing with his friends at home, the accused called him to her house pretending to show him a game on her phone.

“I was called into the house by the accused so that she could show me a game on her phone but after entering the house, she took me to the bedroom, undressed me and defiled me,” he said. 

He added that during the act, the second complainant, who is his brother, also gave an account of what happened on the material day. 

He said while he was outside playing, he became curious about the kind of game his sibling was being shown and when he decided to peep through the window, he saw his brother naked and the accused in bed, prompting him to go and knock on the bedroom door.

“When I knocked on the door, she (accused) opened and I saw my brother naked in bed. I asked what game they were playing but they didn’t answer me,” he said.

He said that the accused asked him to also go to bed to be shown the “video game” she had shown his brother. 

“I went to bed full of curiosity only for her to defile me,” he said. 

He also said they were warned against telling anyone and feared for their safety as the accused had vowed to beat them if they reported. 

Their mother said her elder son developed complications and cannot walk properly. 

“We have three witnesses remaining, including the doctor and the investigation officer to testify,” said State lawyer Leina Davies, noting that the accused was seven months pregnant. 

“The matter will be mentioned on December 11 for remaining witnesses to testify,” said Ndururi.