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Life sentence for man who sodomised 4yr old

HANDCUFFSNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 4 – A man found guilty of sodomising a four-year-old boy has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Nakuru children’s court.

Senior resident magistrate Judicaster Nthuku ordered Julius Opondi to serve life in jail after she found him guilty of sodomising the minor on April 14, 2011.

The minor told the court that Opondi who was their neighbour in Njoro lured him into his house after promising to give him roasted maize.

The minor’s screams alerted his father and neighbours who rushed to the house and caught up with the accused.

According to the minor’s grandmother who testified in court, the minor has been distressed since the incident.

The minor’s father while recounting to the court what happened said that he found Opondi’s pants down, while his son was crying.

The clinical officer who examined the minor told that court tests affirmed the minor had been sodomised.

Opondi however denied the offence and instead told the court he was arrested after the incident by unknown officers and later arraigned his court.

Nthuku dismissed Opondi’s defence while noting that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

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She noted that prosecution witnesses who testified in court found the minor in Opondi’s house and no other credible explanation was given to show who could have defiled the minor.


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