A pilot accused of defiling a eight year old step daughter has been released on Sh 300,000 cash bail pending the hearing and determination of the case.
Milimani senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku granted Ledama Ole Sultan bail after the victim testified in the case.
The Ledama is accused that on September 30,2019 at his in South in Nairobi county he defiled the step daughter.
Earlier the prosecution had opposed the release of the accused person on bail saying he is a flight risk and there is a likelihood he would interfere with the witnesses in the case especially the victim.
Through documents filed by DCI Child Protection Unit inspector Everlyne Mboya, the prosecution opposed the release of the suspect on bail on grounds that he would interfere with the case.
The court heard that the accused is at flight risk since his mother and other siblings are United States of America citizens.
Court was told that by the virtue of his profession, the investigators believe he has built strong social ties across the globe hence more reasons why he is a flight risk.
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) pilot is accused of entering in the room of the 8 year old on that fateful day, undressed her and defiled her.
The victim got fractured and was admitted at Nairobi hospital where she was treated.
According to the doctors, examination revealed that the victim had anal injuries and fecal inconsistence.
Despite the doctors revealing this information to the mother of the child, she has allegedly refused to accept that the victim was defiled.
“It has taken three months of counselling to get the child to disclose the perpetrator,” reads the affidavit.
The court heard that the release of the accused on bail will jeopardize the hearing of the case and the ends of justice will be defeated.
During investigations, the victim revealed that the step-father is a violent man who beats her and her mother and that she is very scared of him.
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