A 27-year-old man from Kayole in Nairobi has been arrested on suspicion of committing an indecent act with a child contrary to section 11 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act.
The suspect, Alphonse Musoni, allegedly “kissed” the 7-year-old girl’s private parts in his house in Kayole Estate on November 9.
Musoni, who pleaded not guilty to the charge on Tuesday, November 26, will remain in custody until a children’s court sets his bond terms, the Makadara Law Courts directed.
Makadara Chief Magistrate, Heston Nyaga, heard that on November 9, the suspect lured the minor into his house as she was heading home from a nearby shop. Musoni, allegedly told the girl that he wanted to show her his young baby, who, at the time, was sleeping in the house.
After the 7-year-old girl got into his house, he allegedly led her to his bedroom, where he asked her to lie on the bed.
The court documents say that Musoni, thereafter, undressed the girl, and “kissed” her private parts.
The suspect is said to have warned the victim against disclosing to anyone what had transpired in his house.
The girl, however, narrated to her friends details of her encounter with Musoni. The victim’s friends would, thereafter, report to her parents what the 7-year-old had told them.
Shocked, the victim’s parents reported the incident at a Kayole police post, leading to the arrest and subsequent arraignment of Musoni.
While denying the charge of committing an indecent act with a child, Musoni said he “did not know why he had been arrested”.
If found guilty of the offence, Musoni will spend at least ten years in jail, the Sexual Offences Act stipulates.