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Man gets 20 years for defiling a minor

02 August 2013, 10:46 Wangui Joseph

A middle aged man was on Friday handed a 20-year jail term after he admitted to defilement charges.

Appearing before Karatina acting principal magistrate Daniel Musyoka, James Bundi Angwenyi shocked court when he said he had consent from the 12-year-old girl.

Bundi allegedly committed the offence on July 20, 2013 at Itundu village in Mathira constituency.

He informed court that he had permission from the girl and it was not the first time for them to spend a night together.

Treated with eggs and a lot of hospitality

He added that visited he sometimes the minor’s parents who were aware of the relationship and was treated with eggs and a lot of hospitality.

However, the magistrate dismissed his mitigation saying that the act was unlawful as the girl was a minor despite her consent.

In the same court, a teacher from Mathaithi Primary School was acquitted of assault charges. Jane Wairimu Maina had been charged that on June 11, 2012 she assaulted Cecilia Nyaguthii, 14, who was a standard seven pupil in the school.

It had been alleged that the teacher punished the entire class after failing a Social Studies test by giving them 12 strokes each on the hands.

Nyaguthii accused the teacher of causing bodily harm on her fingers.

During the acquittal, the magistrate said that prosecution did not table substantial evidence and also wondered why the alleged offence was not reported on the material day. The accused reported the matter two days later.

A clinical officer who was a witness in the case told the court that he did not find any injuries on the girl's fingers.

The teacher had been out on a cash bail of KES 15,000 and was being represented by lawyer Lucy Mwai.

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