Man charged with sodomising and infecting minor in Kisumu

The suspect was released on a Sh500,000 bond.

In Summary

•Richard Ouko was charged at Winam Law Courts in Kisumu before Senior Principal Magistrate Chrispine Noel Choka.

•The court heard that on diverse dates of between October 29 - 31, 2021 in Manyatta area, the suspect sodomised the minor and infected him with the disease.

Appellate Judges said evidence left great doubt as to the proof of the offence charged.
Appellate Judges said evidence left great doubt as to the proof of the offence charged.
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A middle ageD man has pleaded not guilty to sodomising a 13 year-old boy and infecting him with HIV/AIDS.

Richard Ouko was charged at Winam Law Courts in Kisumu before Senior Principal Magistrate Chrispine Noel Choka.

According to court documents, he was charged with defilement contrary to section 8(1)(3) of the sexual offences Act No.3 of 2006, and committing an indecent act with a child.

The court heard that on diverse dates between October 29 - 31, 2021 in Manyatta area, the suspect sodomised the minor and infected him with the disease.

In the second count, the suspect was charged with deliberate transmission of HIV.

“On the diverse dates between Oct 29 to Oct 31st in Manyatta having actual knowledge that you were infected with HIV intentionally, knowingly and willfully had unprotected sexual intercourse with a child aged 13 which infected the said child with HIV," read the charge sheet.

In the third count, Ouko was charged with kidnapping a child under 14 years with intent to steal from its person, contrary to section 262 of the penal code.

He however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges pressed against him and was released on a Sh500,000 bond.