A man was served with a 20-year jail term after a Hola Court found him guilty of defiling a 13-year-old girl.
Idarius Jilo Abdalla convicted before the Hola Senior Resident Magistrate Matutu Denis Kiprono slapped him with the sentence after the prosecution proved their case that on diverse dates between 28th November 2014 and 4th December 2014 in Tana River sub county within Tana river county, he defiled the minor.
The court was told that the accused went to the home of the complainant and asked her to get married to him, but she refused as she was still in school.
The court also heard that on the night of 27th November 2014 as the accused accosted the plaintiff outside their house sweet talked her to elope with him to local towns where he reportedly defiled her in Hola and Garsen towns.
It was after a series of escapades that the police caught up with the duo on 2nd December 2014 at Miembeni area near the river Tana banks following a tip off from the local chief.
The medical superintendent at the Hola County Hospital Dr. John Mwangi confirmed that the minor was defiled in his medical report.
By Becam Afuya and Simon Guruba