, NAKURU, Kenya, Mar 5 – A man has been jailed for 75 years by a court in Nakuru for defiling his 12-year-old daughter.
42-year-old David Chege was accused of defiling his daughter and infecting her with HIV/AIDS at their home in Kyanjoya estate Nakuru County on January 12, 2013.
The court heard that the accused committed the act when his wife had gone to Mau Narok to harvest sweet potatoes but failed to return home.
During the hearing, the girl had narrated to Senior Resident Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku how the accused went home drunk and abused her.
She told the court that the father defiled her in a separate room from her younger siblings and threatened her to keep it a secret after she had offered him dinner.
Despite the threats, the court was informed that the minor reported the matter to her grandmother the following morning.
The accused was arrested three days later after his wife reported the matter to Kyanjoya police post.
A doctor who testified to the matter said that the minor had injuries and discharges in her private part and was also HIV positive an indication that she was defiled.
During the sentence, Nthuku told the accused that he had robbed his daughter of her childhood.
“I sentence David Chege to 25 years in prison for the indecent act and 50 years for the HIV/AIDS transmission,” the magistrate ruled.