WATCH: Teen sues father for forced marriage, defilement
18 February 2016, 12:31
Wajir - A 17-year-old girl in Wajir County has sued her father, uncle and husband for forced marriage and defilement.
The girl had been forcefully married off to a 35-year-old man early this month.
According to NTV, the third-born girl in a family of 10 was forced out of school at class three to look after her younger siblings before her father and uncle colluded to marry her off.
When she attempted to escape from her husband’s home, he allegedly tied her with ropes through the help of her father.
Later she reported the matter to police who arrested the three on Monday evening.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Enock Cherono, they denied the charges and were released on cash bond of 100 000 each.
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