An 80-year old grandfather will serve 20 years in prison for repeatedly defiling his granddaughter.
The Muranga grandfather faced charges of incest and another of committing an indecent act with a child.
Kandara Senior Resident Magistrate Eva Wambugu found the suspect guilty of sexually molesting his 11-year-old granddaughter between 2017 and 2020.
The suspect told the court that the victim was put under his care alongside his wife since she was about a year old.
The kid’s parents separated.
The suspect denied ever defiling his kin arguing that he was away most of the time working in a faraway town and would leave the minor under the custody of her grandmother.
According to him, he had been framed of the charges following a dispute he had with her daughter-in-law, who had since abandoned her child following the dissolution of her marriage.
In supporting the claims, the suspect’s wife said she never left home and that her granddaughter never told her about what she was undergoing.
But Magistrate Wambugu ruled that the victim’s grandmother was lying noting that the minor told the court that she had severally opened up to her grandmother but was dismissed.
A medical report produced before the court also showed a history of defilement proving that the accused committed the offence.
The minor narrated how her grandfather defiled her at home, at the farm or whenever his wife was asleep at night.
A chief rescued her and took her to the hospital after she opened up to a friend.