Legio Maria pastor, 18, who allegedly defiled and killed 10-year-old girl arrested

for Tv47 Digital November 23, 2022, 12:20 PM
Okinyi is in police custody for allegedly defiling and murdering minor. TV47
Pastor Raphael Okinyi who allegedly defiled and strangled to death a 10-year-old. PHOTO/TV47

In Summary

  • A Legio Maria pastor allegedly defiled and strangled to death a 10-year-old in a maize plantation.
  • Raphael Okinyi risks life imprisonment if found guilty.

A pastor who allegedly defiled and murdered a 10-year-old minor has been arrested. The pastor is a clergy member of Legio Maria Church.

The 18-year-old pastor reportedly sexually assaulted the minor in a maize plantation and later strangled her. He then went missing for two weeks and two days.

Law enforcement officers were tipped off by a Legio Maria church member about Raphael Okinyi's whereabouts. Police found Okinyi in a Legio Maria church in Suna East where they arrested him.

The minor was discovered by a passerby who took her to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital. She succumbed while receiving treatment. 

If found guilty he risks life imprisonment for murder and defiling a minor below 11 years old. 

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