A court in Embu has slapped a man with a 20-year jail term for sexually assaulting his mentally disabled brother.
This was after the court found him guilty of the offence which he committed on April 3, 2020, in Njoguri village in Embu North.
The accused who is also serving a three-year jail term for threatening to kill appeared before Senior Magistrate Tony Kwambai.
According to the complainant who testified through an intermediary who is his cousin due to his mental incapacity, the accused sodomized him in his room at their family home at around 10:00 pm on the material day.
The witness said his mother heard him scream and went to his rescue only to find the accused in the act. She immediately raised alarm attracting neighbours who responded promptly and freed the complainant.
The complainant was reportedly taken to Embu Level Five hospital where the doctor who examined and attended to him concluded that he had actually been sodomized.
While sentencing him, the magistrate said the offence called for a deterrent sentence given that the complainant was a vulnerable person who was not in a position to consent or resist such advances.
"The action calls for a severe punishment so as to serve as a lesson to any possible potential perpetrators of such despicable acts in the community," Kwambai said in his ruling.