Man jailed for life for defiling his 9 year daughter

East African Standard online  1st August 2012

A father of ten has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Naivasha court after he was found guilty of defiling his nine-year-old daughter.

Moses Kamau Ndungiere, 47, was left tongue-tied after the ruling by Naivasha Principal Magistrate Esther Boke.

In her ruling, the magistrate termed the act as evil, adding that a deterrent sentence was needed to prevent such incidents.

According to the magistrate, medical reports adduced in court indicated that the minor had been sexually abused.

Kamau had been charged that on the September 27 and October 2, 2011, he defiled the minor in Mafuta Taa village in Mai Mahiu.

The accused, who was unrepresented faced an alternative charge of indecently assaulting the minor by touching her private parts.

Earlier, the girl told the court how her father arrived home armed with an axe and defiled her several times. The minor said that the father, who works in a quarry, threatened her with death if she told anybody about the incident.

In mitigation, the accused pleaded for leniency, saying he was the sole breadwinner of the family and his aged parents relied on him. He was given 14 days to appeal.

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