Man charged with defilement after paying dowry for 16 year old

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A man has been charged with defilement at Kibera court after he allegedly paid bride price for a 16 years old girl.

According to the police report, Raphael Lekinunit committed the offences between January and March in Hardy area of Lang’ata subcounty within Nairobi.

Lekinunit is said to have convinced the girl to pack her belongings and follow him for a come we stay marriage. Apparently, the girl followed him where they have been staying together as wife and husband until a neighbor spotted the child and reported to the police.

However, the suspect, Raphael denied all the charges before Kibera senior principal magistrate Charles Mwaniki.Lekinunit said he had already paid bride price to the girl’s parents. He asked the court for a lenient bond terms. “I cannot afford even Sh100. I ask the court to grant me a lenient bond terms”

However, the court has ordered him to be released on KSh300,000 bond. His case has been scheduled in two weeks time.

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