A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Narok court after he was found guilty of defiling his nine-year-old stepdaughter.
Samson Tobiko, 50, appeared before Narok senior resident magistrate Hosea Ng’ang’a charged with defiling the minor on August 27, 2018, at Makutano junction in Narok East.
The court was told the accused and his wife, who is the girl’s mother, were working in the farm when the mum left to run an errand. When the daughter brought porridge to her stepfather in the farm at around midday, he grabbed her and pinned her to the ground, removed her trouser and defiled her.
The girl told her mother when she returned, and the matter was reported to the police. In his judgment, the magistrate said the prosecution had proved their case beyond any reasonable doubt.
“The facts of the case were well-corroborated and did not leave any loose ends,” Ng’ang’a said. He said the girl’s evidence was also corroborated by other witnesses including the medical officer and her mother.
Tobiko denied the charges, claiming he was framed by his wife due to their strained relationship. He said at the time he is alleged to have committed the offence, he was with someone else negotiating the price of land.
However, the magistrate tore into the defence. He said the accused had betrayed the trust the girl had in him as a father.