A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to defiling a 2-year-old girl in a church compound in Zimmerman area within Kasarani, Nairobi county.
Erastus Kariuki who was arraigned before a Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu, pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting the child against the law.
He reportedly committed the crime on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at around 3pm after donating Ksh100 during a church fundraiser.
He admitted in court that he used his vagina illegally and intentionally to enter the baby’s vagina.
After pleading guilty, the prosecutor said they were not ready for the fact that the child was being treated at Komarock Modern Hospital, where he was admitted for surgery.
The Police disclosed that the child was playing outside as the church had a mini-harambee and the suspect came in as one of the contributors.
Police officers said;
“In some few minutes, the mother of the child heard her daughter crying only to be directed by her cry and found out the suspect who is unknown to them holding her child on his thigh penetrating her just outside.”
It was gathered that the mother screamed and rescued her daughter and ran towards the church.
The members of the public who responded to the distress call by the woman are said to have beaten the suspect before he was rescued by some members of the church who took him to the police past Zimmerman.
Following the incident, the young child was taken to an MSF clinic and taken to Komarock Modern Hospital for further treatment.
Erastus, who claimed to be a witch, is expected to be sentenced soon.