A Muslim Cleric accused of defiling his three-year-old step-daughter has been granted a Kenyan shillings 500, 000 bond.
On tuesday, Shanzu court senior principal magistrate Diana Mochache granted Mr Mohamed Ahmed bond after the minor had given her testimony. The magistrate granted the accused bail with a warning that he “must keep off the minor and her mother until the case is heard and determined”.
While giving her testimony, the minor narrated to the court how Mr Ahmed, who is also a madrasa teacher defiled her in his house. The minor told the court the accused undressed her and sexually abused her twice in his room.
She reported the matter to her mother, she told the court. The court had been told the accused defiled the minor when her mother had gone to attend to other duties away from home.
The minor’s step-mother had told the court that the child shied away from facing the accused whenever they were seated together in the house.
“The minor was afraid to stay close to her father, she never got close to him or received him whenever he arrived home from work,” she told the court.
She said the minor narrated her ordeal and upon undergoing medical examination, it was discovered that the child had been actually defiled.
She said the minor most of the times locked herself inside a room and avoided any contact with the accused, who she had been playing with before the incident.
Source: Daily Nation