A man has appeared in court to answer the charge of luring a minor with food in order to insert his fingers in her private parts.
While taking plea at Kibera law courts, the clerk read out the charge to the accused person (name withheld) stating that he committed the offence on March 6 last year at about 3:00 pm at his rented house in Kabete, Nairobi.
The accused person is said to have used his antics of inviting children to his house to feed them with cabbage-ugali and sometimes would spice up the meal with fish before sending the rest of the children outside while ordering the minor to remain behind.
The accused would then use the chance to insert his finger into the victim’s private parts without her consent, an act that is contrary to the law.
A report to the authorities indicated that the accused person on the material day had called the minor to his house for late lunch where he served her Ugali and Cabbage before directing her to sit on a stool that was placed next to his bed.
Later that day, the minor’s sister was looking for her and when she could not see her around others at the playing area, he decided to conduct a door-to-door search. And while on it, she passed by the accused person’s house and peeped through an opening on the door. She saw the minor sandwiched between the accused person’s legs.
She got suspicious and pushed the door open. The accused person seemed unhappy with the intruder ‘who cut short his pleasure’ and he decided to chase her away from his house.
The minor’s sister rushed to their home to report the matter to her father who was present and who in turn informed his wife of the same incident.
The minor was taken to a nearby health facility before reporting the matter at Kabete police station leading to his arrest.
He pleaded not guilty and he was granted a bond of ksh300,000 pending mention on October 20.