Man posing as pastor arraigned in court for allegedly sodomizing 21-year-old

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On Tue, 14 Mar, 2023 12:08 | < 1 min read
Thika Law court
Thika Law courts. PHOTO/Courtesy

A 30-year-old man posing as a pastor has been arraigned in court after he was accused of sodomizing a 21-year-old man.

The Thika law court heard that the accused, Simon Nderitu Mwangi committed the offence at Ndarasha village in Juja constituency, Kiambu county on different dates between 2020 and 2021.

A medical report tabled before the court revealed that the complainant who was a high school student at the time had injuries around his anus.

The court heard that the accused had introduced himself to the parents of his victim as a pastor. It was revealed that he used to buy gifts and give money to his victim as a way of luring him.

In his defence, the accused told Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo, that he had no regrets since he was homosexual.

He subsequently asked the court why he was being condemned for his sexual preference.

Mwangi recounted that they met frequently in groups, and further revealed that there were many other homosexuals like him who interacted in different towns and on the internet.

He disclosed that some of those in the group were form one students.

The accused was charged with two sexual offences of rape and sexual harassment. He denied the first count and pleaded guilty to the last count.

He will be sentenced on April 3, 2023.

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