A 14-year-old kid accused of sodomizing a fellow minor has requested a court in Machakos to allow him a fortnight to enable him to plan for his defense well.
Through his legal representative Chrisbero Lanagalanga, the accused who is a class six student told the court he plans to utilize the length of time to examine witness statements before he can set up a strong defense for the case in which he is accused of sodomizing a nine-year-old kid.
The minor, who lost the two of his parents 10 years ago, is as of now out on a personal bond.
He made the request when he showed up before Senior Resident Magistrate Irene Kahuiya yesterday where he was expected to defend himself.
He additionally faces another charge of demonstrating a disgusting and indecent act with a child contrary to section 11(1) of the sexual offenses Act No. 3 of 2006 by touching the anus of the litigant.
The minor who lives with his grandmother has denied all of the charges.
Kahuya gave the prosecution side an ultimatum to supply the accused with all witness statements within seven days as requested by his lawyer Langalanga to enable him to prepare for his defense.
She ruled the case will resume for hearing on March 28, 2021.
"This case lies under the Active Case Management cases which necessitates that the prosecution should supply to the defense the witness statements to avoid trial by ambush. This will help the accused to plan for trial. The accused will show up in court on March 28, 2021," she ruled.
The court had at first arranged for the minor to be remanded at a juvenile remand home following his arrest on February 30, 2018.
His legal counselor later figured out how to secure his bond on October 30, 2018.
Antony Wambua Musyoki who is the village elder at Thuluni town in Mutituni sub-area Machakos County where the accused dwells vowed to be monitoring and guarantee that the kid goes to court when called upon.
Musyoki gave his cell phone number and his personal subtleties as a demonstration of his commitment to ensuring the kid went to court proceedings at whatever point required.
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