Man impregnates his teenage daughter
15 April 2015, 16:39
Bungoma - A 39-year-old man from Chemche village in Kanduyi constituency has been arraigned and charged in a Bungoma court for defiling and impregnating his teenage daughter.
The charge sheet indicates that Philip Nalianya, who is the Bukembe West Ward office manager, has been sleeping with his 14-year-old daughter for over two years after his wife died in 2013.
The victim, who is four months pregnant, said that her father has been forcing her into sex every night and warned her of dire consequences if she dared reveal it to anybody.
"My father has even gone ahead to deny me a chance to join a secondary school despite performing well in my KCPE examinations in 2013. He forced me to repeat and performed exemplary in 2014 KCPE but he insisted that I might join a boarding secondary school which will deny him a chance to enjoy sex with me," she said in court.
Principal magistrate Peter Areri released the suspect on KES 20 000 cash bail or KES 100 000 bond.
"This is bestiality of the highest order and the culprit should serve a harsh penalty to serve as a deterrent to others," said the magistrate.
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Bungoma County woman rep, Dr .Reginalda Wanyonyi condemned the court for its lenient penalty.
"There is something wrong with our justice system. How can such a culprit be released on such low amount of money? This is a beast who should not be allowed to mingle with the rest of the society. I will take up this case myself to ensure that the culprit is behind bars for the rest of his life," she said.
She called on the magistrates vetting board to investigate some magistrates whom she said are a letdown to the justice system because their rulings are skewed and/ or compromised.
"Am the person who blew the whistle on the case but the magistrate is frustrating it. The defilement case should not be awarded any bond; let the culprit remain behind bars to serve as an example because he might harm his kids if left free," she said.
Her sentiments were echoed by Facod organization programs officer, Bob Chazima who condemned the incident and called for a harsh penalty.
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