A Kenyan court has sentenced a 70-year-old man to 20 years imprisonment after finding him guilty of defiling a 12-year-old girl.
The court said there was enough evidence which shows that Jefunea Situma alias Mdudu committed the act.
The prosecution, led by Jamlick Muriithi and Jairus Onkoba, informed the court that Situma committed the heinous act on March 11, 2022, at a village in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya's north Rift.
The victim told the court that the accused pulled her by force, took her to his house, removed her clothes, defiled her and later threatened her not to scream; otherwise, he would kill her using a knife.
The prosecution called six witnesses who testified in the matter.
Situma has 14 days to appeal the ruling.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.