Court sets free man who allegedly defiled minors infecting them with HIV


Mombasa, KENYA: Business came to a stand still at a Mombasa court on Tuesday, after a man who allegedly defiled two children and infected them with HIV was acquitted.

The mother of two girls’s aged 5 years and 10 years allegedly defiled by Peter Mukeku, could not sustain the pain as the man he had known to have allegedly committed the act to her daughters, was set free.

It forced prison officers to intervene, as the mother of two minors screamed for over quarter an hour; claiming that she was denied justice, attracting a large crowd at the court.

Mr. Mukeku a neighbour to the complainant’s, allegedly defiled them on diverse dates between February 2014 and February 2015, at Birikani area in Changamwe in Mombasa County.

According to Dr. Hassan Mohammed’s report, he examined both complainants on 4th February 2015, and found their hymen broken with an old scar, he also found all other systems to be normal.

The 10-year-old girl told the  court that Mr.Mukeku defiled her once but she could not recall the date.

The second complainant, a girl aged 5 years, told the court that the accused person had given her a cake and juice twice but never touched her inappropriately.

Earlier, their mother had told the court that on the alleged date of defilement, after supper her daughter disappeared from the house, only for her to find her in the accused person’s house.

Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Edigah Kagoni acquitted Mr. Mukeu of all the charges citing the evidence provided in court.

“Considering the evidence presented before the court I am not satisfied that the prosecution proved its case against the accused person beyond reasonable doubt as required by law, I find the accused person not guilty of both counts of defilement and acquit him under section 215 of criminal procedure code,” said Mombasa senior resident Edigah Kagoni.