Man slapped with 40-year jail term for defiling, knowingly infecting minor with HIV

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On Fri, 1 Mar, 2024 21:35 | 2 mins read
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A man has been handed a 40-year jail term for defiling and knowingly infecting a 10-year-old girl with HIV/AIDS.

According to a statement by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the accused was said to have perpetrated the act in May 2023 at Makandura in Laikipia North Sub County.

ODPP stated that following the testimonies of four witnesses presented by the prosecution, the court found the accused guilty of committing the heinous act.

"Nanyuki Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Ben Mararo has today convicted and sentenced a man to 40 years in prison for defiling and knowingly infecting a 10-year-old girl with HIV/AIDs. The accused is said to have committed the heinous act in May 2023 at Makandura in Laikipia North Sub-County. The court ruled that the Prosecution through testimonies from four witnesses presented compelling evidence proving the case against the accused person beyond reasonable doubt. The matter was prosecuted by Maina Kimaru," the ODPP stated.

Man accused of defiling minor

In a separate incident, On February 29, 2024, Dennis Kibet entered a not-guilty plea at the Kabarnet court after being charged with defiling and causing serious harm to a 10-year-old minor.

Kibet reportedly committed the heinous act on February 3, 2024, at around 9.00 p.m. at Sessoi village in Baringo North sub-county.

He was additionally accused of engaging in an indecent act with a child, which goes against section 11 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act No.3 of 2006.

The prosecutor, represented by lawyer Beatrice Bartilol, objected to the defendant's release on bail, citing concerns about the risk of the defendant fleeing.

Bartilol's request to revoke the defendant's bail was backed by a sworn statement from Police Constable Henry Owiti of Kabartonjo police station.

Owiti stated that the defendant was apprehended by the public in Marigat sublocation while attempting to escape after the reported defilement of a minor.

The affidavit also mentioned that the victim and key witnesses are afraid to testify if the accused is released.

Magistrate Edwin Mulochi scheduled the case to be mentioned on March 15, with a hearing planned for March 25.

Five witnesses are expected to testify during the hearing.

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