Rongo law courts today sentenced a 40-year-old man to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of defiling a 10-year-old girl.
Cliphas Otieno alias Kili was found to have defiled the minor at Anindo village in Awendo Sub County on the morning of November 26, 2020.
He was arrested days later and charged with defilement contrary to Section 8 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act.
According to Rongo Principal Magistrate Raymond Langat the age assessment that was conducted and produced in the court indicated that the victim was indeed a minor aged 10 years.
He further noted that medical examination conducted at Awendo Sub County where the minor war rushed to further pointed out that she had been defiled.
In mitigation, the suspect pleaded for a reduction of the sentence citing the long time he has been on remand and a young family he has left behind
He has 14 days to appeal