Mombasa, KENYA: A man was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment at a Mombasa court after he was found guilty of sodomizing three minors.
Rapheal Medadi will now serve three life imprisonment sentences concurrently, after court ruled that the evidence was sufficient to convict him of the offence.
Medadi is said to have sodomized three boys aged between eight and nine years old.
He committed the offences in February 2013, at Manyatta area in Likoni sub- County within Mombasa County.
When delivering the judgement, Mombasa Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti said the evidence in court proved that the accused person had put something in the food that he gave the children making them unconscious, before committing the offence.
Earlier, a witness had told the court that the accused person served the three minors’ ugali with cabbage.
All the complainants had told the court that they did not remember anything that took place on that day, only that they woke up to find themselves on a bed and in pain.
Mr.Ogoti concluded that the evidence from the doctor was sufficient to convict the accused person since the P3 forms showed the rectums of the complainants were injured and that their were some anal openings.
The accused person maintained that he was innocent and that this was a punishment, after the parents of the complainants had blackmailed him to give them sh.80,000 or go to jail.
In mitigation, the accused person asked the court to forgive him since he was the bread winner of his family and worked as a security guard.
“I have considered your mitigation but my hands are tied, you will serve a life sentence for each count,” Ogoti concluded.