Man to spend 20 years in jail for raping minor

Man to spend 20 years in jail for raping minor

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Mombasa Law courts.

Mombasa,KENYA:A man has been jailed for 20 years by a Mombasa court for defiling a 15 year-old girl.

In his judgement Mombasa Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti said the evidence was sufficient to convict Nyanje Mwero.

Mr. Mwaro defiled a minor in Majengo Mapya area in Likoni sub County within Mombasa County.

He was also charged with the offence of committing an indecent act with a child contrary to sexual offence act.

Mr. Ogoti said court considered the mitigation of the accused person but said his hands were tied and convicted him a maximum sentence of the sexual offence.

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Meanwhile the government is lobbying to amendment the sexual offence act.

The amendment will include reducing the age of lawful consensual sex from 18 to 16 years.

However, campaigners who advocates for the rights of a girl child, are against the law saying it will favor the boy child.