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Life sentence for sodomy suspect

12 April 2013, 18:16 Kelvin Wanjohi

A 23 year old man found guilty of sodomising a 9-year old boy was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Nyahururu court on Friday.

Appearing before Acting Senior Principal Magistrate, Francis Kariuki Karanja was found guilty of sodomising the boy on 26th September 2011 at Rutuba village in Nyandarua County even though he had earlier on denied the charges before the court.

The court heard that the class two boy was playing with his friends when the accused sent him to buy maize flour at a nearby shop.

When the boy returned, he made ugali and they ate together before he sodomised him.

A neighbour who saw the boy get out through the back door alerted his mother who upon examining him found that he had been sodomised

It is alleged that he was constantly issuing death threats to the boy urging him not to reveal the information to anyone.

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