In Summary
  • The convict had been charged with defiling the student and released on bond.
  • He tracked down the girl, who was five months pregnant, and killed her.
  • The convict has 14 days to appeal.

A 30-year-old pastor has been sentence to 25 years in prison after a Kitale court found him guilty of defiling and killing a Form Four student.

Justice Hillary Chemitei said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Charles Nyanchwara Okere defiled and murdered the student eight years ago in Naisambu, Trans Nzoia County.

BRUTAL ATTACK

The convict had been charged with defiling the student and released on bond. He tracked down the girl, who was five months pregnant, and killed her.

Mathew Kipkeu, a retired teacher, testified before the court that he witnessed the convict attack the girl on a roadside.

“He ran away when I went to help the girl but he was apprehended by another passer-by who chased after him," Mr Kipkeu testified.

He said the girl died before she was taken to hospital.

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