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Thursday, 5 March 2015


A Njoro farmer who indecently assaulted and infected his daughter with HIV has been sentenced to 75 years in jail.
The man was found guilty of indecently touching and deliberately transmitting HIV to his 12-year-old daughter on January 12, 2013 in his Njoro home.
The court ruled that the suspect will serve 25 years for indecently assaulting the girl and 50 years for deliberately infecting her with HIV.
Senior resident magistrate Judicaster Nthuku said the beastly act has changed the girl's life.
The suspect was initially charged with incest, indecent act with a child and deliberate transmission of HIV.
The clinical officer who tested him and his daughter found there was no penetration.
“When I did the examinations, the accused tested HIV positive. The minor's private parts had bruises, though the hymen was intact,” said the clinical officer.
The court heard that on that day, the man came home drunk and found the girl and her three siblings sleeping.
He asked her to join him in a separate room. The girl obeyed oblivious of the danger.
The standard five pupil testified that her father moved to the separate room and warned her not to scream.
He then performed the indecent act.