Watchman gets 20 years for defiling a minor

A watchman found guilty of defiling a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday.

Oliver Omusugu Okwakau, 22, was charged that on August 19 at Kiandege estate in Naivasha he lured the minor into his house in the pretext of wanting to send her to a shop.

He appeared before Naivasha Resident Magistrate Selina Muchungi.

The court heard that the girl’s mother had gone for a burial leaving the rest of her children in her care and requesting Okwakau, their neighbour, to keep an eye on them.

The girl said she woke up in pain on Okwakau’s bed two hours after taking the tea and mandazis he served her.

She said she also had a severe headache and that he threatened to harm her if she reported the incident to anyone.

She however informed her mother upon her return on August 25, who then reported the offense to police officers at the Karagita police patrol base.

She was taken to Naivasha Subcounty Hospital for an examination.

Okwakau reportedly relocated to another estate when he learned that the police were carrying out an investigation.

He was arrested with the help of village elders.

-The Star 


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