The Court of Appeal maintained a 20-year sentence for a man found guilty of defiling, impregnating, and then forcing a 15-year-old girl to have an abortion.
Kunona Kinyaga, a Boda Boda operator, is accused of defiling the juvenile on several times between July 1 and July 31, 2013, in Laikipia North in Laikipia County, according to court papers. He was also charged with conducting an obscene act, which the prosecution eventually dropped.
The appellate judges, Justice Daniel Musinga, Roselyn Nambuye, and Sankale ole Kantai, stated they were satisfied with the prosecution’s case and punished the appellant accordingly.
“We find no merit in this appeal. It is dismissed in its entirety,” ordered the judges.
During the trial at the magistrate court, the prosecution told the court that Kinyaga had asked the minor, a Standard Eight candidate, to be his girlfriend, promising to marry her once she completed her primary school education.
The court heard that Kinyaga would visit the minor at her home at night and have sex. This went on until August 2013 when the pupil got pregnant.