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Friday 25 July 2014


A64-year-old man escaped death by a whisker when an irate mob raided his homestead in Kabirwa village, Gikindu, on suspicions that he was defiling his underage daughter.

Joseph Waweru had allegedly raped and impregnated his 16-year-old class seven daughter and when he was cornered, he spilled the beans to save his life. “I slept with her in April when she fell ill and was placed under my care,” he said. “I was misled by evil spirits,” he begged. “I’m sorry”.

He was then ahanded over to police and was arraigned in court on July 21 before Murang’a Chief Magistrate Bildad Ochieng’ to face a count of defilement, which he denied and was granted a Sh200,000 bond.

However, he could not raise the bond and was remanded in Murang’a GK Prison until August 14 when the matter will be heard.

Irate members of the public who were accompanied by Administration Police officers stormed the house and found the girl heavy with child. Area Sub-chief, Benard Kagoto arrested Waweru and took him to Kabirwa Administration Camp before he was taken to court in Murang’a.

Sources say the father had warned the girl against revealing that she had been raped. On several occasions, the pupil was summoned by her teachers and denied being pregnant and that is when the teachers decided to inform the provincial administration.

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