Rapist to Serve Life Sentence

The High Court in Nakuru yesterday upheld a life sentence for a man who defiled a six-year-old girl. Joseph Kiptoo was sentenced by resident magistrate E Tanui on July 25, 2011, but he appealed against the jail term.

Kiptoo said the magistrate erred in convicting him by basing the judgment on a defective charge sheet. He said some prosecution witnesses were not called to testify. High Court judge Kiarie Waweru said evidence against Kiptoo was overwhelming.