- During the hearing of the case witnesses narrated how one of the boys was lured by the farmhand while he was on his way to church.
A court in Embu has sentenced a farmhand to 105 years in prison for sodomising three boys.
Senior Resident Magistrate Vincent Nyakundi said the prosecution had proved that the suspect, who is 40 years old, had indeed defiled the boys aged between nine and 12 years in Embu County.
The convict would lure the boys with a ride on his ox-drawn cart and also buy them doughnuts, locally known as ‘ngumu’ or ‘KDF’ and when they reached a secluded forested area, he would forcefully bundle them on the ground and defile them.
Mr Nyakundi convicted the man to 35 years in jail for each of the defiled boys and the sentence will run concurrently.
The convict also faced three alternative charges of committing indecent acts on the minors between May 20 and 22, 2017.
The crimes fall under section 11 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2006.
During the hearing, witnesses who were led by state counsels Elizabeth Kibathi and Celestine Matere narrated how one of the boys was lured by the farmhand while he was on his way to church.