A Mombasa law court has sentenced a 25 year old man to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of defiling a 12-year-old minor.
The man was charged that on August 4 and 6, 2017 at Mariakani area within Mombasa County, Albana Gitonga defiled the girl.
The accused had denied the charges and in defence claimed that the girl came to his house and was “too willing” to have sex with him.
“It was not my intention to defile the girl, she was the one who came to me and told me that she has been sent by her mother to get a loan of sh 1000 from me since the mother did not have money to feed her five children. After i gave her the money, she refused to leave my house claiming that she was waiting to watch the 7pm television news,” he told the court.
“The girl was wearing a short dress that day and as you all know, I am a man and I can’t resist the feeling. Despite that she was also after that and we agreed,” said the accused.
Doctor Caroline Nduta of Aga Khan hospital confirmed in her medical report that the minor was had been defiled and had a high chance of getting pregnant were it not for the quick response of her mother who took her to hospital.