A 43-year-old man who allegedly defiled an eight year old girl in a maize plantation Thursday denied committing the offense when he appeared before a Kericho court.
George Ochieng Otieno appeared before Kericho senior resident magistrate Stephen Ngetich.
Otieno is said to have defiled the minor on June 11, 2018 at Girimori area in Kipkelion sub-county.
Evidence documented by the prosecution revealed that on the material day at around 4.30pm the complainant had been sent by her mother to a posho mill when she met the accused who then grabbed her hand and pushed her into the maize plantation ordering her to lie down before he defiled her.
At the time of committing the heinous crime, the accused threatened to kill the minor if she raised alarm and used his hands to cover her mouth, the prosecution report indicates.
The complainant’s mother noticed that her daughter’s clothes had mud and that she had difficulty in walking and informed her father.
The complainant’s father, in the company of some neighbours, traced the accused who was arrested by Administration police officers from Kunyak ward before he was escorted to Fort Tenan police station from where he was taken to court and charged with the offense.
The complainant was taken to Muhoroni sub-county hospital by her parent for examination and thereafter issued with a P3 form.
The accused was released on a bond of Shs200,000 with a surety of a similar amount.
The accused failed to meet the bond terms and was escorted to remand at Kericho GK main prison as his case was set for mention onJune 29,2018.
Source: Kenya News Agency