Boy, 15, remanded for attempting to sodomize a four year old minor

A 15 year old boy has been remanded at Malindi Children’s Remand Home for attempting to sodomize a four and a half years old boy.

The boy appeared before Malindi Principal Magistrate (PM), Silvia Wewa and charged with the offence in which he denied.

The Court heard that at 5.00 pm in Fundisa village, Magarini sub county within Kilifi county the accused intentionally and unlawfully attempted to sodomise a boy aged four and a half years.

The Court also heard that, Kilifi children’s office certified that the accused Justus Charo Karanja is 15 years old. The same was presented by the prosecuting counsel, Ms. Christine Otulo that verified that the accused is a minor.

The PM ruled that the case would be mentioned on 8th of February 2018 and its hearing on 23rd February, 2018.

Kenya’s Penal Code criminalizes sodomy. Under this law, a person who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature or permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature commits a felony, punishable on conviction by a fourteen-year prison term.

Source: Kenya News Agency