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Pastor in court for raping, impregnating his house help

21 May 2014, 09:21 John Kioko

Kwale - A Kwale court on Monday charged a pastor for allegedly defiling his 17-year-old house help and sired with her.

Joseph Jawa, a LungaLunga based Pastor, denied the charges before Kwale resident’s magistrate Paul Mutai.

He was charged that between August 5 and 31, 2013 at Ngathini village in Lungalunga, he defiled the minor.

The prosecution told the court that the accused person lured his house help into his bedroom with KES 300 when his wife was away for a seminar.

Prosecutor Joseph Omwando added that the accused started having oral sex with the minor in his bedroom before forcefully and unlawfully having sex with her.

“After that, the outcome was a pregnancy which made the house help unable to discharge her house chores and subsequently forcing her to quit her job and go back to the village,” the court heard.

The court also heard that the minor lived in denial in her village during the pregnancy after the pastor warned her not to make the issue public.

“The pregnancy matured and she gave birth to a baby boy, and after being forced to spill the beans there was no room for her to keep the secret anymore," said the prosecutor.

LungaLunga police arrested the pastor after the matter was reported to them before they could arraign him in Kwale court.

The Resident Magistrate ordered for a DNA test to be done identify who the real father of the child is after the pastor denied the charges.

“For that reason, DNA test will be carried out to know if the accused is the one who sired with the complainant,” said magistrate Mutai.

The accused confirmed that the complainant was his house help but maintained that he did not defile her as claimed.

The court ordered him to pay KES 100 000 bond and surety of the same amount while the case was set for hearing in August 14, 2014 with a mention on June 2, 2014.

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