Man, 48, imprisoned for life for defiling nine-year-old girl

for Tv47 Digital March 08, 2023, 12:03 PM
48-year-old man sentenced to life imprisonment for rape. TV47
A picture of prisoners from Nakuru GK Prison used for illustrative purposes. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • A 48-year-old man who has been found guilty of defiling a minor will sere life imprisonment.
  • The rape perpetrator asked court to give him a non-custodial sentence, an application that was denied.

A Mombasa court found a 48-year-old man guilty of defilement and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The man defiled a nine-year-old girl.

The perpetrator had made an application to court that he be given a non-custodial sentence. Principal Magistrate Martin Rabera denied his application arguing he was not deserving.

"Mombasa Principal Magistrate, Hon. Martin Rabera ruled that the prosecution had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused defiled the minor," a statement by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution read in part.

Rabera observed that the victim was brave while testifying despite being terrified by her tormentor. 

"Hon. Rabera further ruled that the complainant gave strong testimony and was not shaken by who had defiled her, despite the fact that she seemed terrified of the accused person."

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