A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in jail after he was found guilty of defiling two girls aged 13 in addition to also 14 years in Witwa village, Mbeere North Sub County.
Siakago Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Nzioki said the prosecution had proved which Pius Njeru Nyaga had indeed defiled the pupils who were his neighbours on October 10, 2016.
On the material day, the miraa trader is actually said to have lured the girls to his house where he had sex with the older girl, who was allegedly his girlfriend.
Mr Njeru, together with the girl then convinced her sister to have sex with him, however the girl later informed her parents whereby he was arrested.
In his mitigation, Mr Njeru appealed for a non-custodial or lenient jail term saying what they had was consensual sex since they had a relationship with one of the girls.
He also informed the court which the two were at This specific point already married.
The magistrate said he sympathized with the accused however noted which the Sexual Offences Act, was express which the minimum jail term for someone found guilty of defilement was 20 years.
Mr Nzioki said magistrates had on several occasions faulted the laws since they tended to discriminate against teenage boys who were in sexual relationships with their female counterparts.
He said the law didn’t consider the age of the perpetrator in addition to also jailed the young men the same as the elderly men found to have abused young girls.
“When the law (the sexual offences Act,) was crafted, Parliament tied the discretion of judicial officers in terms of sentence. We have been discussing which in various forums. There are those isolated cases of child play. When I look at your age in addition to also which of the girls, which is actually almost the same. Being a young man, you fell to which opportunity. The laws are ‘over punishing’ very young people,” said Mr Nzioki.
The magistrate, however, said only the parliament had the ability to review the laws.
“The problem is actually which we collect all manner of laws by the West in addition to also rush to implement them,” he said.
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