Chief charged with defiling orphan minor

Chief charged with defiling orphan minor

Roy Lumbe @lumbe_roy

An assistant chief was yesterday arraigned in a Nakuru court charged with defiling a 14-year-old orphan in Rupara location, Nyandarua county. Jonah Ndegwa was charged that on March 18, in his office in Mirangine sub-county, he defiled the minor.

The court heard that the accused visited the girl’s home where she stays with her grandmother purportedly to enlist her into a government programme for the needy. The minor is an orphan.

He is said to have asked the minor to accompany him to his office to complete the registration process claiming his seniors were waiting for them.

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According to the charge sheet, upon reaching the office, the accused directed the minor to close the door behind her and it was then that he defiled her.

Afterwards, he warned her of dire consequences if she disclosed to anybody what had transpired. He is also accused of using his office to abuse needy young girls in the area.

The accused was arrested on Saturday after the minor narrated her ordeal to the grandmother, who later reported the matter at Ol Kalou Police Station.

Principal magistrate Joe Omido released the accused on a Sh200,000 bond and a surety of similar amount pending hearing of the matter. In the same court, a primary school teacher was charged with defiling a 13-year-old pupil.

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The court heard that the teacher directed the minor to take the mathematics books to the staff-room for marking before accosting and defiling her.

Appearing before Omido, the accused, Kipchumba Bondo, denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 bond. According to police, the matter was reported by minor’s parent while on mid-term break. The teacher had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. The case will be mentioned today.

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