A 40-year-old man accused of defiling a 2-year-old girl in a church compound in the Zimmerman area within Kasarani, Nairobi county has pleaded guilty to the offence.
The man Erastus Kariuki was on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, arraigned before a Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu where he pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting the child against the law.
He was accused that on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at around 3 pm after donating Ksh100 during a fundraiser at the church, he defiled the minor within the church compound.
Kariuki admitted to the court that he unlawfully and intentionally used his genital organ namely the penis to penetrate a genital organ namely vagina of a child P.N.B aged two years.
After pleading guilty to the offence, the prosecution said that they were not ready with the facts because the child is being treated at Komarock Modern Hospital, where she was admitted for corrective surgery.
Police claim that the child was playing outside as the church had a mini-harambee and the suspect came in as one of the contributors.
The accused managed to contribute Ksh100 through another pastor.
"In some few minutes, the mother of the child heard her daughter crying only to be directed by her cry and found out the suspect who is unknown to them holding her child on his thigh penetrating her just outside," arresting officers said.
The man was nearly lynched for defiling the minor
It is said that the mother screamed and rescued her daughter and ran towards the church.
The members of the public who responded to the distress call by the woman are said to have beaten the suspect before he was rescued by some members of the church who took him to the police past Zimmerman.
Following the incident, the minor was rushed to the MSF clinic and referred to Komarock Modern Hospital for further treatment
In mitigation, the accused told the court that he was bewitched leading to him committing the heinous act to the minor.
The accused will be sentenced on Wednesday.