Hearing of a case facing a police constable accused of defiling a minor while under custody kicked off on Wednesday in a Murang’a court.
The 13-year old girl led court officials to Murang’a police station cells where she claimed she was defiled by Constable Laban Njogu on September 30, last year.
The girl told the court that the officer demanded sexual satisfaction so as to help her be released from custody, but he did not fulfill the promise.
The girl was arrested and held in the cells for allegedly stealing clothes from students’ hostels of Murang’a University of Technology.
She recounted that the suspect used a condom when he defiled her which he later threw to the roof of a toilet.
During the hearing before principal magistrate Antony Mwicigi, the girl who is currently under care of the Witness Protection Agency told the court she was the only person when the officer defiled her.
The officer knocked the door of my cell before he opened and demanded sex with a promise that he will facilitate my release without any conditionality, she told the court at the scene of crime.
The defense side had objected to the commencement of the hearing until the DNA results from government chemist are presented.
The magistrate had ordered the case to proceed as the defense waits to be supplied with the DNA results when they will be ready.
The court directed the prosecution to hand over the DNA results to the defense without further delay following several adjournments since November last year.
The court was also shown where the suspect allegedly threw the used condom and washed his hands before he walked away.
State Counsel Mr. Sebastian Mutinda informed the court that three more witnesses has been lined up to testify.
The police constable who is out on a Sh. 400,000 bond was charged that on September 30, 2017, at Murang’a police station, he defiled the minor who was in his custody.
Hearing was scheduled to continue on May 9, 2018.
Source: Kenya News Agency