Man gets life sentence after pleading guilty to defiling a minor

A 42 year old man was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by an Eldama Ravine Court after pleading guilty to defiling a minor.

The convict, Shadrack Majimbo was said to have been a long time neighbour to the complainant and was always in good terms until he committed the heinous act on December 28, 2017 at Athinai within Rongai, Nakuru County.

The girl’s parents told Eldama Ravine Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM), Judicaster Nthuku that Majimbo lived alone and decided to sexually molest the minor when she went to help him with house chores as was the norm.

While passing the judgment, Nthuku said the four witnesses among them the mother of the victim had confirmed that indeed Majimbo committed the offence deliberately considering the good relation between them.

In mitigation, the accused pleaded for forgiveness, adding that no one would even assist him pay fine if given that option.

The SRM however, maintained the offense was a serious one that attracted a deterrent sentence and informed him of the right to appeal within 14 days.

Source: Kenya News Agency