Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Manasseh's badges.

Man sentenced to life for defiling niece, 8

29 January 2014, 13:44 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - An elderly man who allegedly defiled his niece, 8, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Nyeri court.

John Maina Nderitu was found guilty of the offence by resident magistrate John Aringo.

He is said to have committed the indecent act on December 13, 2012 at Marwa village, Nyeri County.

Maina is also said to have issued death threats to the young girl after the ordeal, in a bid to silence her.

Maina had however denied the accusations claiming that he had not seen the girl on the said day as he had gone somewhere to eat meat.

John Maina Nderitu

On the contrary, the girl narrated to the court in a private session that she was going to tend to their goats which were tethered by the roadside near their home when she met the convict who is her distance uncle.

The accused invited her for a cup of tea in his house but when she refused he took her by the arm and dragged her to his single-roomed house.

He defiled the minor while covering her mouth with his hand.

When she got home, she told her grandmother what had happened and they reported the matter to the police leading to his  arrest.

She further informed the court that the suspect is their immediate neighbour and that he used to escort her to school alongside her grandmother.

The convict lived alone as he had separated with his wife several years earlier before the incident.

While delivering the ruling, the magistrate observed, “In sum, the court is satisfied that the evidence adduced in support of the charge is clear and overwhelming to establish the offence on the principal charge. He is convicted of the offence", and handed him a life sentence.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...