Man who defiled and impregnated his 2 stepdaughters charged

by Lawyer Wanz
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A middle-aged father was arrested and charged in a Siaya court with defiling and impregnating his two stepdaughters. A middle-aged man was arraigned in a Siaya court for allegedly defiling and impregnating stepdaughters aged 17 and 14 years.

The two girls have reportedly each sired children, a six-month-old and a one-year-old child as a result of repeated abuse from their step father. The accused, James Odhiambo, was also charged with physically assaulting his two sons aged 10 years after they claimed to have witnessed one of the instances when the suspect defiled the girls.

The suspect was charged that on the night of June 18, 2021, when the two sisters were asleep in their room together with their other siblings, he allegedly broke into the house brandishing a panga before proceeding to defile one of the girls repeatedly.    

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According to a report filed in court by the kids’ teacher, the event occurred when the girls’ mother was on her way to a funeral in Vihiga County. According to the complaint, the accused reportedly threatened to hurt the boys if they broke their silence during the event.

The event was found, however, when one of the girls told her professors about it a day later. The girls had fled to the school for protection after the accused had beaten one of them and her two younger brothers on suspicion of plotting to flee from their home.

The case was reported to Yala police station on June 19, 2021 and the minor was taken to Yala sub-county hospital for treatment and assessment after which the accused was arrested and later released on bond.

The court was told that the man had been defiling the for the last three years since 2018 but they could not make it public knowledge due to fear.

Beatrice Oguda, the Siaya sub-county Children’s Officer, told the court that the children had reported the problem to their mother, who had neglected to take action, and that she had therefore asked the court to charge her as an enabler in the matter.

Odhiambo will remain in remand after his earlier bond was revoked by the court after it emerged that he had allegedly issued threats to the investigating officer and the headteacher at the school where one of the children studies.

The case will be heard on November 17, 2021, when the investigating officer and doctor who tended to the victims will testify before the court.

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