Man who defiled three minors on the same day arrested
Police in Kuresoi North, Nakuru County are holding a 40-year-old man accused of defiling three girls on the same day.
Mr Bernard Ndung’u was charged in a Molo court on Thursday with three counts of defilement.
Witness accounts from the girls aged seven, eight and 10 indicate the accused gave the girls Sh10 each to buy sweets and later cooked food for them in his house, before defiling them one by one. The incident happened at Temoyetta village on September 16.
“The girls were playing outside on Sunday when he approached them and promised to buy them sweets if they agreed to go into his house afterwards. Since they knew him as a neighbor, they did not think he would harm them,” a sister to one of the girls told Nation.
She said none of the girls said a word about the incident until Tuesday evening when one of the children alluded to it as they were playing.
“I heard one of their friends telling them how foolish they were for agreeing to be given Sh10 in exchange for being defiled. That was when I knew what happened,” she added.
According to the woman, the accused had told the girls he would never give them money again and would also beat them up if they told anyone what had happened.
One of the parents said her daughter started complaining on Sunday afternoon that she was urinating blood and was feeling pain in her genitals.
“At first I thought she had a growth or a urinary tract infection. I did not think the bleeding was a result of defilement,” she said.
Later that day, Ms Wairimu said her daughter went back to Mr Ndung’u’s house saying she had been promised Sh10 by the man.
She said she asked her older son to follow the girl, and indeed found her at the house of the accused, already with Sh 10 in hand.
“When she came back I beat her up and warned her against accepting money from people but I did not know that the harm was already done, until Tuesday,” she said.
Residents said that the accused was a bhang addict and that his addiction could have contributed to the act.
Area OCPD Mr Osborn Kadenge confirmed the matter and said police were trying to establish the facts surrounding the case.
“We are still interrogating the case and will compile a solid report later in the day,” Mr Kadenge said.
Resident magistrate Ms Rita Amwai granted the accused a bond of Sh 500,000 with a surety of a similar amount. The case will be heard on October 5.