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September 26, 2017

Life in jail for child rape

A man who defiled an 11 year old girl was on Thusrday jailed for life by a Kilgoris court/FILE
A man who defiled an 11 year old girl was on Thusrday jailed for life by a Kilgoris court/FILE

A man found guilty of defiling an 11-year-old girl was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Kilgoris court.

Micah Langat was brought before Kilgoris senior resident magistrate Amos Mokoross. He was acused of committing the offence on February 27, 2011 at Murkan Junction village in Trans Mara East subcounty, Narok.

The girl visited her aunt and was asleep with her cousins when Langat entered the room.

The girl said, “ When he knocked on our door without identifying himself I screamed. He said he would kill me, after which I slipped out of the house. He chased and caught me then defiled me.” The girl managed to escape and ran into the forest, where her aunt later found her. Langat said he was arrested while going about his business and was unaware of the offence. He said he was notified about it at the police station and said he was framed. Mokoross said the evidence demonstrated that indeed the accused person had committed the offence and had therefore decided to sentence him to life imprisonment.

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