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.