Cleric’s sodomy case pushed to next year over witnesses hitch

Roy Lumbe @lumbe_roy

The case against self-proclaimed Nakuru pastor facing sodomy and child prostitution charges failed to proceed yesterday after witnesses failed to show up in court.

Resident magistrate Eunice Kelly adjourned the matter to February 12 after the prosecution through State Counsel Dennis Atika said the witnesses, who are minors, were not bonded to attend court.

She directed the prosecution to ensure all the witnesses are in court in the next hearing. “The matter is adjourned to February 12. The prosecution side should avail all the witnesses during the next hearing,” she said.

The accused, Thomas Musabire, who was present in court is facing 20 counts of child prostitution, defilement, sodomy and promoting child pornography contrary to the law.

He was charged that on diverse dates in March at his house in Railways estate in Nakuru county, willingly showed pornographic materials to pupils and later asked them to practise what they watched on a mentally-ill woman The acts are said to have been committed over a long period of time, some cases dating back to last year.

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