A business man was on Thursday arraigned in Chuka on accusations of defiling a 12-year-old girl and deliberately infecting her with the HIV virus.
The court heard that the suspect, Nicholas Kiragu, was arrested on Wednesday evening at a rental house in Weru market in Igambang’ombe. Mr Kiragu was accused of committing the heinous act on the Standard Five pupil on diverse dates between December 30 and January 2.
The suspect pleaded not guilty before Chief Magistrate John Njoroge.
Mr Kiragu will remain in police custody until January 17, when the case will be mentioned.
The magistrate directed that a pre-bail report be produced in court during the mention of the case for pre-trial.