THREE-YEAR ORDEAL

Sheikh denies raping minor and impregnating her

He threatened her with death if she disclosed what was happening, court told

In Summary

• The neighbourhood sheikh defiled her repeatedly for three years after luring her with gifts. 

• She is now three months pregnant with the sheikh's child.

HE IS FACING DEFILEMENT CHARGES
Sheikh Suleiman in Kibera court yesterday HE IS FACING DEFILEMENT CHARGES
Image: CLAUSE MASIKA

A  class six girl recalled in a Kibera court how a sheikh repeatedly defiled her for three years after luring her with gifts.

After every defilement, the religious man threatened to kill Anjela (not her real name) if she disclosed what he had done to her.

 

“He vowed to kill me if I tell anyone,” the 13-year-old girl told senior resident magistrate Renee Kitagwa.

Eventually, she told her ordeal to "Mum Pamela" (a neighbour). “Mum Pamela is a supportive woman.” 

Suleiman allegedly committed the offence between 2016 and this year. 

A medical report from Nairobi Women's Hospital showed that the girl had bruises on her private parts, an indication of frequent and violent defilement.

Suleiman maintained that he never committed the offence.

The case will proceed on October 2.