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Twisted house maid jailed for sexually assaulting neighbour’s child

A house maid in Voi has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a five year-old girl in Taita Taveta County.

Ruth Manga, 21, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was sentenced for sexually assaulting the girl at Mwakingali area by the Voi Law Courts.

Ms Manga was arrested on January 13, 2019 at Mwakingali area where she worked as a house maid.

She was accused of assaulting the minor on diverse dates between the months of December 2018 and January 2019.

On January 12, the minor complained to her grandmother while she was being bathed at night that she experienced pain in her private parts.


Upon interrogation, the minor revealed that the accused – who worked as a house maid at a neighbour’s house – had assaulted her.

The prosecution told the court that medical evidence from the P3 and Post Rape Care forms showed that the minor was indeed assaulted.

Resident Magistrate Anne Karimi said from the observation of the evidence presented before the court it was clear that the accused committed the crime against the minor severally.

The child being of a tender age the accused was entitled to protect her, she said.

“Instead of upholding the trust the accused violated the minor in the most demeaning manner by repeatedly assaulting her,” she read her judgment.