A Machakos court has ordered the detention of a man and his son who are accused of defiling an 11-year-old girl in Kathiani Machakos County for four years.
africanewsplus reports that the accused are 70-year-old father James Muia (the girl’s grandfather) and 28-year-old Benjamin Mutinda Muia (the girl’s uncle).
On Thursday, they were arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Brenda Bartoo and charged with incest, inappropriate touching of a minor and defilement.
They denied the charges but the court ruled that they be detained for 5-7 days to allow police complete investigations.
The court was told that the two accused could interfere with investigations if they are released on bond since they are related to the girl who was defiled.
They are to appear again in court on August 4 and again on August 6.
A person found guilty of incest of a child aged eighteen years or less risks life imprisonment.