A High Court in Nakuru has confirmed a life sentence imprisonment imposed on two elderly men accused of defiling a minor.
Tom Mungai and Mureithi Ngari 83 and 88 respectively allegedly in 2015 at Tangi Tano village in Gilgil Nakuru County intentionally and unlawfully defiled a 10 year old.
The two allegedly defiled the same child but on different dates. Particulars of the offence indicated that Mungai defiled the minor on November 16 while Ngari committed the offence on November 14.
In addition to the defilement charge the two faced an alternative count of committing an indecent act with a child offences they both denied. The prosecution called a total of eight witnesses in support of their case.
The minor in her testimony informed the court that she met Mungai on November 16, 2014 and he lured her to his house by promising to give her meat.
The child said she accompanied the man to his house and once there the man gave her a meal of ugali and beef stew.
After the meal the man released the minor to go home, however the following day having gained the trust of the child he called her to his house again.
This time he gave her carrots to eat. Mungai thereafter told the minor to climb on his bed, undressed and defiled her.
The minor further informed the court that she met Mureithi (second accused) while on her way from school, the man asked her to go with him to his house- the child obliged and upon arrival the old man defiled her.
On April 9, 2015 the trial court delivered its judgment in which both men were convicted for defiling the minor, they were sentenced to serve life imprisonment each.
Being aggrieved of the sentence they filed an appeal at the High Court. During the hearing of the appeal Mungai denied knowing the minor and having defiled her.
The court however termed the denial as strange given that they had been identified by the minor.
The Standard Newspapper