Wajir: Chief sentenced to 40 years for raping 18-year-old girl

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 2 Jul, 2022 12:20 | < 1 min read
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A Chief in Wajir County has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for severally raping an 18-year-old girl.

According to a statement by the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the accused identified as Kalimoi Shale was found guilty of raping the girl and sharing her nude images online after she refused to accept his continuous abuse.

"Chief Kalimoi Shale of Wajir was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old girl on multiple occasions and using his position to force her to accept an out-of-court settlement through Maslaha, a cultural conflict resolution model common in North Eastern Kenya,” the statement reads in parts.

“The chief was also accused of circulating the victim’s nude photos on social media after she refused to accept his continuous abuse.”

The chief is expected to pay Ksh500,000 fine which will act as compensation for the victim and serve 20 years in jail for rape and 20 years for distributing the images belonging to the victim.

The chief will serve the two sentences concurrently.

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