Updated Friday, November 16 2012 at 00:00 GMT+3By NICK OLUOCH
A middle-aged man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Migori court after he was found guilty of defiling a five-year-old girl.
Nahashon Otieno, 20, a domestic worker, was handed the sentence Thursday after he was found guilty of committing the offence.
The court was told that on April 2, at Kasembo village, Migori County, he defiled his employer’s daughter at around 11am as she was on her way home from school.
According to the prosecution, when the victim’s mother went home, she found the child in pain and crying. The minor told her mother what had happened.
She was later taken to Migori District Hospital where after examinations, it was confirmed that she had been defiled.
Migori Senior Magistrate Edwin Nyaga said after hearing from five witnesses and going through the medical report from the victim and the accused, the prosecution had proven Otieno was guilty.
In mitigation, the accused pleaded for leniency, a plea which was rejected by the court that ruled the offence was serious.
The suspect has 14 days to appeal the ruling.
Meanwhile, a man was Thursday sentenced to death after he was found guilty of robbery with violence by the same court.
Migori Law Court found Daniel Asiago guilty of the offence.
The court heard that on October 3, 2011 at Marindi sub-location in Migori District within Migori County, the accused with others not before the court while armed with a pistol and a panga attacked and robbed doctor Aggrey Idakiza Akidiva of personal belongings.
During the robbery, the court was further informed that the suspect robbed their victim of a motor vehicle valued at Sh1.2 million, Sh27,000 in cash, and clothes valued at Sh60,000. The victim also sustained injuries during the robbery.
In mitigation, Asiago pleaded for leniency from the court, saying he was a first offender.
But, when handing the sentence, Migori Senior Magistrate Edwin Nyaga dismissed the plea terming robbery a serious offence and those responsible had to be punished.