Court sentences a teacher accused of defiling a minor student.

A 45 Year old primary school teacher has been sentenced to 20 years with no option of a fine after he was accused of defiling a 13 year old student in 2016.

Appearing before Milimani Magistrate David Ndungi, Fredrick Mwangi was sentenced after the prosecution proved its case against him.

“The accused who is a teacher defiled a child. The rights of his children are not superior to that of the child he defiled, I hereby sentence him to 20 years in prison as provided by law,” ruled the magistrate. 

Mwangi was accused of defiling the minor who was a class six student whom he had accommodated in his house on March 2016 at Mathare North in Nairobi.

The court heard that the father of the complainant who was too drunk left her under the care of Mwangi who is a married man with two children for a half a year.

The guardian of the child who is a police officer took her from Mwangi the accused to Central Police Station and she was admitted to Moi Primary School in standard 6 where she has been her undertaking her studies.

“She was taken to two different schools but always abandoned and went back to the house of Mwangi where it was not established what she liked there” the court was told.

On October 13 2016 when she never reported to school she took her clothes and went back to the house of Mwangi where she found their daughter in the house since Mwangi and his wife had already gone to school.

The child was later interrogated by gender and children desk officers whether there was any relationship between her and the accused or any other person in Mathare since she always left school to go to the accused house but she denied.

On the October 15, 2016 police escorted the complainant to the hospital for checkup, she was subjected to vigorous counselling.

She opened up and stated that Mwangi used to sexually violate her since she started living with him in his house and used to threaten her not to reveal.

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