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October 3, 2023

Man jailed for 40 years for defiling 9 year old.

A motorcyclist who defiled a minor after offering her a lift in Gem Yala subcounty has been jailed for 40 years by a Siaya court.

Morris Obondo, alias Japolo, was found guilty of committing the offense on February 20, 2022, in the Sirembe, North Gem location.

According to the prosecution, the accused, who was riding a motorcycle on that day, met the nine-year-old minor who was heading to the market and offered her a lift as he was heading in the same direction.

The prosecution told the court that on reaching Sirembe Market, Obondo did not stop but instead sped off.

“When the victim inquired why he was not stopping, he replied that he wanted to pick something up at home before coming back to drop her,” the prosecution told the court.

The court heard that instead of going to his home, the accused rode for a distance past Sirembe Market and dragged his victim to a thicket, where he defiled her.

It was the minor’s cries that attracted the attention of youths to the scene where they found the accused in the act.

As the youth were coming to terms with what they saw, the accused took off, the court heard.

The unrelenting youth, however, took up the matter with the village elder, who coordinated with the area administration and the police to apprehend the culprit.

In his judgment, magistrate Limo said the prosecution had proved its case and ordered Obondo to serve a 40-year jail term.

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