FATHER PLEADS GUILTY OF INCEST Inbox

A father of an Akorino sect faith  from  Sagana village , Kirinyaga County  has pleaded guilty to  two counts of incest with his daughters .

The adherent John Gichira Gichini now stares to life  imprisonment after pleading to   the  two charges of defiling and siring with his teenage daughter while the other on is five months  pregnant, according to the prosecution.

Gichini 51 , entered the plea of guilty when he appeared before the Baricho Senior  Principal Magistrate  Antony Mwicigi this morning .

 

The daughters are aged 16 and 14  years respectively while  they have since dropped  out of school.

The adherent who appeared at an open court due to the covid-19 health protocols was still donning his pink turban   and handcuffed.

Gichini was said to have committed the first incest on diverse days  between June 1 to   30 , 2019 while the second one  was  on diverse days between August 1 and 30  last year according to the charge sheet presented  to the  court by the prosecutor  Patricia Gikunju.

The prosecution asked the court  to remand   Gichini for seven more days at the  police station awaiting sentence to enable her and the investigators obtain birth  certificates for the minors  to ascertain their true ages  and other related  documents .

He had  threatened the minors with death if they ever told anyone about the incest ordeal  with him but the situation exploded after a relative found out .

The  case will now come up for a mention on January 7 while Gichini  will be remanded at the Sagana police station till them.

He was arrested last Sunday from a hideout in Mbeere South Sub-county after  the plight of the girls came into the public limelight  early last month .

Detectives privy to the case said Gichini switched off his mobile phone upon learning he was wanted over the incest and fled from his Sagana home .

The sleuths said  after Gichini switched on the phone on Sunday , they were able to arrest him as their tracking device led them to the hideout .

Last month on learning of the incident Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirichi and her Uasin Gishu counterpart Gladys Sholei paid the minors a visit and condemned the beastly act by their father.

The two leaders urged the police to live no stone unturned until the suspect was arrested and brought to book.

This morning Ngirichi thanked the law enforcers for apprehending the suspect and arraigning him in court to answer for the immoral crime against his own daughters and which he has since pleaded guilty to.

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