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Father, 59, jailed for impregnating daughter, 17

Tuesday October 15 2019

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A 59-year old man from Taita Taveta County has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for defiling and impregnating his 17-year old daughter. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

LUCY MKANYIKA
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A father who defiled and impregnated his 17-year-old daughter in Taita Taveta County will serve 30 years in jail.

Voi Law Court Senior Resident Magistrate Frederick Nyakundi handed the man the sentence after finding him guilty of incest and defilement.

The court heard that the 59-year-old man committed the office on August 28, 2016 at his home.

Mr Nyakundi said witnesses, who testified in court, proved that the father had committed the offence.

The man was charged with incest and an alternative charge of committing an indecent act with a child.

DNA results presented in court showed that the father sired the child with his daughter.

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The victim recounted in court how her father defiled her at their home on various occasions.

The man is also serving a two year imprisonment for an additional sentence of escaping police arrest last year.

He went into hiding in Mombasa after committing the crime in 2016.

Police arrested him last year and arraigned him in court.

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