The Nyando Magistrate’s court on Tuesday sent a 32 year old man to life in prison for defiling a one year old child saying that the sentence will help him satisfy all his s*xual appetite.
Resident Magistrate, Paul Wechuli, who presided over the case said that defilement and rape cases have been on the rise and it was high time offenders got the maximum penalty.
The accused, Samuel Ochieng, committed the offence in his house in Tura after luring the young mind with biscuits. A witness told the court that he found the accused in the act with the baby crying and in pain.
He alerted other locals who tied him up at the scene of crime and were about to lynch him when police rescued him.
While issuing the sentence, Wechuli said that it is illogical for a grown man like Ochieng to do such a thing to a one year old child adding that he deserved the heaviest punishment possible – life in prison.