20-year in jail for a Kenyan teacher for defiling minor

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A Kenyan court has sentenced a primary school teacher to twenty years imprisonment after finding him guilty of defiling a 13-year-old girl in 2016 at Mathare North, Nairobi.

While issuing the ruling, Senior principal magistrate David Ndugi said 20 years imprisonment is the minimum sentence provided by the law.

“The accused is a teacher but he defiled a child, the right of his children are not superior to that of the child he defiled, I hereby sentenced him to 20 years in prison as provided by law,” the magistrate ruled.

Fredrick Mwangi,40, the convict, defiled the minor repeatedly in his Mathare home.

The police report stated that the complainant's father, who was too inebriated to care for her, placed her in the care of Mwangi, a married man with two children, for six months.

The girl was then enrolled in Moi Primary School in standard six but frequently abandoned school to visit Mwangi.

Gender and children desk officers interrogated her to see if she had any link with Mwangi, but she denied it.

The officers sought assistance from police officers, who led the girl to the hospital for a check-up, where she was then subjected to extensive counselling before finally opening up.

She said that Mwangi had been sexually abusing her since she moved in with him and that he had threatened her not to tell anyone.

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