A 45-year-old primary school teacher who defiled a 13-year-old pupil in 2016 was on Wednesday sentenced to serve 20 years in jail.
Fredrick Mwangi was sentenced by Milimani senior principal magistrate David Ndungi after the court found him guilty of the offence.
The magistrate said the prosecution had proved its case against him.
While passing the sentencing, the magistrate jailed the teacher with the sentence saying it is the minimum sentence for such an offence as provided by the law.
“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 in 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 half a year.
The guardian of the child who is a police officer took her from Mwangi to Central Police Station.
“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.