The Star (Nairobi)

10 November 2012

Kenya: Dad Gets 30 Years for Siring Kids With Daughter

A man who sired two children with his 16-year-old daughter was will spend the next 30 years in prison. The elderly man admitted the charge and was convicted to jail by Malindi resident magistrate Muthoni Njagi .

The man admitted committing incest with his daughter since 2009 which leading to the birth of two children, aged two and 11 months. Prosecuting Chief Inspector Jimmy Kimaro said the man was arrested after his wife reported the abuse to Joyce Muthoni, the director of a community based organization, Fact Action Completion and Transformation.

The man pleaded with the court for leniency saying he had other children--including eight in primary and nursery school-- who depend on him.

"If only my children can be assisted to go to school. Only three boys and one girl managed to complete form four and are now working. The rest are still in school," the man said.

The girl shed tears after her father was taken away to the court cells waiting to be taken to prison to begin serving the jail term. "It's a fair sentence because of the evil that my father has been doing to me since 2009. He deserves the sentence because l have suffered a lot from his inhuman acts," she said.

She explained that her tears were not for her father but of the huge burden she had to bring up her siblings as well as her own two children. "who is going to look after all the other children he has left behind?,"she said.

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