A 51-year-old Kenyan minister, John Gichira has been indicted and sentenced to 140 years jail term for defiling and impregnating his teenage daughter aged 14 and 16.
It was reviewed that minister, John Gichira who conceded to charges was captured in Mbeere South in Meru County where he had fled to and acted like a Somalia herder.
Charges read out to him by the arraignment showed that the primary offense was submitted on assorted dates between June 1 and 30, 2020 in Kinyakiiru town, Kirinyaga against his 16-year-old girl. She is 7 months pregnant.
The subsequent offense was submitted close by August 2020 against his 14-year old girl who is a half year pregnant.
“I sentence you 70 years for each offense and you have 14 days to appeal,” said Senior Principal Magistrate Anthony Mwicigi, the magistrate, “this court orders that your names to be added in the register of convicted and dangerous offenders.”
“Gichira will serve 70 years for each count of defilement; the sentences to run consecutively,” the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said, citing a sentence in a Kirinyaga court.
He stunned the court when Senior Principal Magistrate Anthony Mwicigi of Baricho Law Courts asked him the relationship with the victims. “The two are my daughters and I slept with them and made them pregnant.”