A 64-Year-Old Woman from Nyagancha village, Kisii county has been arraigned in court and Pleads guilty to defiling a 12-year-old grandson in matrimonial bed, when the mother of the victim was away from home.
The woman who's identified as Elizabeth Barongo Nyaanga, is said to have committed the heinous act during the night time, when left alone in the house with the young boy.
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According to the boy’s mother, the woman is the boy’s step-grandmother who lives in the same homestead as is the custom for polygamous families in Nyagancha village.
“I live in Kisii town, while my son stays with his grandmother (maternal) at our rural home in Nyagancha village. I speak to him through my mother daily,” said the victim's mother when the village elders visited the family at their home in Nyagancha village.
The mother continue saying that her son suffered rashes and was swollen in his private parts after the ordeal done to him without his will.
She said that after further questioning, the child’s story remained consistent in his narration how his grandmother defiled him two times.
“I was heartbroken because of the heinous act and the fact that the woman is also suspected to be HIV positive,” she said.
The boy has been tested for HIV and has been found to be negative.
He will however undergo another test in three months to determine if he has been infected with the disease.
His mother said she fears the attacker might get away scot-free if the elders take up the case, and because police do not seem to want to be involved.
“I am angered by the way this case is being treated because even some of my close relatives have tried to prevail on me to drop the matter. Nobody seems to care for the implications and effects this act could have on my son who has been robbed of his innocence and whose health is at risk,” she lamented.
Confirming the incident, the area Assistant Chief in his statement to media said the suspect has been arraigned at Keroka Law Courts, and she awaits to be charged for defilement case.
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