35-year old church official charged with defiling Form 3 student
A 35-year old church official was yesterday charged with defiling a Form Three student and then forcing her to procure an abortion at Tigichi village, Ruiri area of Meru county.
Mr Charles Koronya, the chairman of a Deliverance church within Buuri sub county denied the charges before Meru Resident Magistrate Edward Tsimonjero and was released on a Sh200,000 bond for the defilement charge.
The court also released him on similar terms for the charge of procuring an abortion.
The church leader is said to have lured the 17-year old girl from her home on December 19, 2018 and defiled her in a lodging in Isiolo town.
He is said to have called the girl promising to take her on a short trip but ended up in a hotel room about 27 kilometres from her home.