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Kibera man, 61, jailed for life for defiling minor

A man who defiled his neighbour’s six year- old daughter has been slapped with a life sentence at the Kibera law court.

Wilson Motunde Enima, 61, was handed the penalty by senior principal magistrate Esther Bhoke after he was convicted for the offence committed on May 12, 2017.

Enima defiled the minor inside his house as her mother washed clothes outside.

The child had gone to play inside Enima’s house shortly after arriving home from school.

She stayed at the house for about 30 minutes when her mother got concerned and peeped into Enima’s house and saw him standing beside the child and asked him about her whereabouts.

The girl then came out of the house. The minor at first denied anything had happened to her when her mother enquired about what she was doing with Enima in the house.

The victim’s mother went with her to her mother-in-law and reported what had happened and asked her to check whether the minor was okay.

The mother–in–law examined the child’s private parts and said nothing had happened to her.

But the child opened up a few days later when her mother discovered a foul smell from her private parts while washing her. She admitted that Enima had defiled her three times.

She was taken to a hospital where she was treated and discharged and the matter was reported to Kilimani police station. Enima was charged on May 30 of 2017 and found guilty after five years of trial.

He was out on a Sh300, 000 bond. In mitigation through a lawyer, Enima told Bhoke that he has a family fully dependent on him including a 23 – years – old son who is ailing.

He said he is the sole breadwinner for the family of six as his wife has no job.

Bhoke said she considered the mitigation but also the provisions of the law.

The Sexual Offences Act of 2006 provides a mandatory life imprisonment sentence for a convict found guilty of defiling a child below 12 years.