Old man gets 20 years sentence for marrying underage girl
19 April 2016, 17:24
Homa Bay - An elderly man has been slapped with a 20-year sentence for marrying a 14 year-old girl in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County.
Resident Magistrate Benard Kipyegon has found Shadrack Owaga guilty of defiling the minor. According to the girl’s father, Owaga defiled his daughter in Kisumu County’s Luala area between August and October last year.
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However, Owaga’s claimed that the girl’s parents misled him by lying to him that the girl was 20 years-old, a claim that was rubbished by the magistrate.
The elderly man now has 14 days to appeal the ruling.
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