A 37-year-old primary school teacher has been arraigned in court and charged with defiled a nine-year-old girl in staffroom to death, denied a bond in Kakamega law court.
According to the judgement by the name Peter Abuchei returned to staffroom from School's kitchen and committed the heinous act on the minor after allegedly calling her to staffroom to take assignment for marking.
“ He came back from the kitchen and found me in class. Other students had gone to field. He found me copying assignment from the board, and he called me to take assignment to him,” the judge said, quoting part of the evidence by the complainant.
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The victim’s mother affirmed the incident, telling the court that the alleged teacher ordered her daughter to wait for him in the staffroom during afternoon preps.
“The child told me the teacher followed her immediately and took her to staffroom wall where he defiled and leaving her with serious injuries,” said the mother.
The presiding judge was forced to wait as the teacher's legal representation asked him to quiet down before the judge continued reading out the judgement.
“Let him stand properly. This is a court. Talk to your client Mr. Peter, I will continue reading this judgement,” the judge is heard saying in the video footage capturing the court proceedings.
He also said that the accused is facing an alternative charge of committing an indecent act with a minor, leaving her nursing serious injuries which led to death.
Mr. Peter, however, pleaded not guilty to the offenses and urged the court to consider his rights and grant him lenient bond terms.
Principal Magistrate Joseph Ndururi rejected the request, noting that there were compelling reasons not to release Abuchei on bond.
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