In recent story, a court in Embu has sentenced a farm worker to 105 years in prison for sodomising three boys. The Senior Resident Magistrate Judge Vincent Nyakundi said the prosecution had proved that the suspect had indeed defiled the victims who are aged between nine and 12 years in Embu County.
The convict would lure the boys with a ride on his ox-drawn cart and also buy them doughnuts, locally known as ‘KDF’ and when they reached a secluded forested area, he would forcefully bundle them on the ground and defile them.
WHAT ARE THE CHARGES?
The Senior Resident magistrate convicted the man to 35 years in jail for each defiled victims and the sentence will run concurrently.
The convict also faced three alternative charges of committing indecent acts on the minors between May 20 and 22, 2017.
The crimes fall under section 11 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2006.
During the hearing, witnesses narrated to the court how one of the boys was lured by the farm worker while he was heading to church.
The boy was given a “KDF” and he agreed to accompany the man.
But when they reached to a forested area, he carried the boy on his shoulder and then went towards the deep inside the forest where he removed the boy’s trousers and penetrated his anus.
After the act, the boy managed to run and screamed, attracting residents who were walking nearby.
The residents immediately ran after the man and beat him up before he was rescued by police.
The boys explained to the court how the man promised to offer them money in exchange for sex, but when they declined, he would use force.
“It took coercion and violence which involved the accused carrying his victims to the forest to sexually assault them. There is a pattern in this case, the accused chose his victims well. He targeted boys whom he would easily dazzle with offer of a ride on his ox-drawn cart and offer of giving them doughnuts,” said the magistrate.
Mr Nyakundi said that the victims who testified in court were consistent and spoke without equivocation as they vividly narrated the cases.
Dr Phyllis Muhonja, a forensic officer at the Embu Level Five hospital who examined the boys, confirmed that the boys had been defiled.