In Summary
  • The alleged rape happened when Jane (not her real name), who is disabled, was eight years old.

  • The boy, 17, is in secondary school. He was arrested and charge sheets prepared, but the magistrate ordered a mental assessment.

  • What ensued was a three-year back-and-forth to determine if the boy was fit to stand trial.

Two hospitals have given two contradicting medical reports on a teenager acc

The alleged rape happened when Jane (not her real name), who is disabled, was eight years old.

The boy, 17, is in secondary school. He was arrested and charge sheets prepared, but the magistrate ordered a mental assessment.

What ensued was a three-year back-and-forth to determine if the boy was fit to stand trial.

used of defilement in Makueni County.

Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital and Makindu Sub-County Hospital have for a year been giving conflicting medical reports as the case involving the defilement of a girl with disability drags on at the Makindu law courts.

On June 14, 2017, Dr Jumba Joseph wrote to principal magistrate for Makindu declaring that the boy was not fit to stand trial as “he had poor memory for recent events and displayed gross intellectual deficit for his age. He had perceptual disorders...”

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