Kibera Law Courts has senteced a middle aged man to life imprisonment for defiling a 9-year-old in 2019.
Jessy Nyongesa Wafula was accused of intentionally and unlawfully defiling J.C (not her real name), by then, nine years old on July 27, 2019 at Gathondeki area within Nairobi County
The court heard that Wafula who had previouisly on pleaded not guilty covered his face with a mask, appeared and grabbed the victim on the fateful day before taking her to a nearby bush.
While giving her evidential testimony, J.C. stated that she recognized Wafula because he had a left eye that had a problem.
“He carried me to the bush and covered my mouth so as to make me not scream before proceeding to remove my underpants, made me lie on the ground and went ahead to rape me,” the minor narrated.
“Wafula was holding a knife against my head in a move that intimidated me. Thereafter, he ran away leaving me still lying on the ground crying,” she added.
A woman who was passing near the bush heard her cry and upon checking her, she noticed she had been defiled to an extent whereby she could not walk due to the painful ordeal she underwent.
Shortly afterwards, her father who was at work was informed of the incident and he rushed home where he found the daughter in miserable condition.
The father rushed the minor to Nairobi Women’s Hospital where she was examined and treated before being transferred to Kenyatta Hospital where the DNA samples were taken.
The court, during sentencing, ruled that Wafula had been positively identified with the prosecution’s evidence corroborating consistently.
Further, the DNA samples were matching. This was after the minor suffered injuries in her privates that rendered immobile an clear indication that she had been defiled.