Cook charged with defiling 4-year-old girl inside Nursery school

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 28 Jan, 2022 14:04 | 2 mins read
Alex Opicho Wafula at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. SHEILA MUTUA

A 28-year-old cook at Upper Hill Day Nursery School has been arraigned in court and charged with defiling a four-year-old girl.

Alex Opicho Wafula is alleged to have committed the offence on January 26, 2022, at the said school by intentionally causing his manhood to penetrate the four-year-old girl.

According to court documents seen by K24 Digital on January 26, the victim's mother noticed blood on her yellow uniform after school prompting her to undress and interrogate the four-year-old girl who was in tears. That is when she noticed that her daughter had been defiled.

"She called her husband who came home and took the child to Capital Hill Police Station. The investigating officer then advised them to take the child to a hospital for treatment," the police report read in part. 

The following day, the investigating officer accompanied by the mother of the victim went to the Upper hill Nursery school in order to unravel what had transpired.

"The father of the victim had booked a defilement report which he claimed happened in their daughter's school," the report further stated.

Upon arrival at the school, the investigating officer asked the minor to take them to where the incident happened.

"It was at the school where the victim led them to a composite pit at the compound just behind the classes where the incident happened," the police report read in part. 

The report further stated that after the child led them to where the incident happened, the officers conducted an identification parade at the school.

The school had only three males, two teachers and a cook, all of them were paraded and the victim positively identified the cook one Alex Opicho Wafula as the perpetrator of the heinous act.

Alex pleaded not guilty before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni. 

The victim's lawyer strongly objected to the release of the accused on bail claiming that he was positively identified by the minor during a parade at the school hence a likelihood of interference of witnesses if released.

"Your honour it is a sad incident that this happened to the victim at the school compound. If the suspect is released on bail there is the likelihood that he will go back to the said school and interfere with witnesses," the victim's lawyer said.

The prosecution through Anderson Gikunda asked the court to deny the accused bail pending a medical report which is yet to be filed before the court.

Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni ordered the suspect to remain in custody till February 10, 2022.