Court to deliver ruling on Malindi imam accused of sodomizing son

Omar Said Omar during a past hearing PHOTO COURTESY

The Malindi high court is next week expected to deliver a ruling on the case facing a Sheikh who is accused of sodomizing his stepson.

Omar Said Omar was jailed for life by Malindi Principal Magistrate Sylvia Wewa in 2018 after the court found him guilty of the offence but he later appealed the case.

Malindi high court judge Rueben Nyakundi was expected to deliver a ruling on Wednesday, however, he deferred the ruling to the 5th of February when the probation department is expected to present a victim’s aftercare report.

According to the victim’s mother, Omar 38 who was her husband of six years had carried out the act in Maweni area of Malindi sub-county on 25th March 2016 before bribing the boy with sh.10 in an attempt to buy his silence.

The victim’s mother had told the court that the incident had affected his mentally challenged son psychologically and he is forced to scamper for safety whenever he sees men around.

My son’s life is destroyed. He nowadays plays only with girls and is afraid of a male company. I want the court to deliver the harshest penalty, which will be a lesson to people like him (Omar),” The victim’s mother had told the court during the final appeal.

However, Justice Nyakundi exempted the victim from making a final appeal arguing this was likely to subject the victim to further trauma.

The victim’s mother said she got married to the accused when her husband died.