SEXUAL ASSAULT

Man charged with sexually assaulting his child's 8-year-old friend

The case will proceed next month for a mention.

In Summary

• Okwema denied the sexual assault charge before Kibera senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki

• According to the police report, the families live about 50 meters apart.

The case will proceed next month for a mention.
The case will proceed next month for a mention.
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A man has been charged with sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl.

Robert Okwema is said to have committed the crime on September 25 at 2pm in Westlands.

Police said the child of the accused had invited the victim to their house for studies.

The accused, who was in the house, is alleged to have moved to where the girl was sitting and started touching her inappropriately before reaching for her privates.

The minor left the accused person’s house but later experienced pain while in the lavatory and shared the matter with her aunt who told her parents about the ordeal.

Okwema denied the sexual assault charge before Kibera senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki

According to the police report, the families live close to each other.

The girl was taken for a checkup and the matter was booked at the police station before Okwema was arrested.

Court prosecutor Robert Ogallo told the court that he will supply the defence with witness statements and documentary evidence.

Ogallo told the court to give tough bond terms since the subject in the court was a minor.

Okwema was granted Sh300,00 bond.