Woman jailed 10 years for raping 14-year-old boy
19 February 2015, 18:43
Kitale - A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to serve a 10-year-jailterm by a Kitale court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old boy.
Peter Wasike, a resident magistrate sitting at Kitale Law courts handed the sentence to Rose Nelima Wednesday after finding her guilty of commiting the indecent act with the teenager.
Nelima in mitigation pleaded with the court for forgiveness and leniency, noting that she is a first offender and a window with children to take care of.
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“I am a widow and bread winner for my two children. I am asking for forgiveness. This was my first offence,” pleaded the woman.
According to the charge sheet, Nelima allegedly committed the offence at her rental house in Kispongo slums in the outskirts Kitale town, in Trans- Nzoia County between October 28 and November 3, 2012.
She allegedly lured the young boy to her house by offering him food, before proceeding to have sex with him.
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