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Medical officer to testify in sexual assault case against former teacher

A medical officer will testify at a Kericho court in a case involving a former school teacher facing charges of sexually assaulting five girls, aged between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

The accused, Nicanor Kirwa Yego, 60, who was arraigned before Kericho Senior Resident Magistrate Fredrick Nyakundi was dismissed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for defiling a student, seven years ago.

A dismissal letter dated July 31, 2017 from TSC tabled before the court indicated that the accused used to be a teacher and was dismissed from the service after he sexually assaulted a student of Kapsabet School for the Deaf Vocational Training Centre.

The prosecution has so far produced before the court nine witnesses who have given collaborative evidence against the accused person.

The prosecution charged Yego with committing sexual assault contrary to Section 5(1)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006.

The accused denied committing the offences on diverse dates between June 2012 and July 13, 2022 at Master ‘B’ village in Belgut sub-county within Kericho County that he sexually assaulted the five girls aged 12, 11, 10, 8 and 7 years.

He also faces alternative charges of committing indecent acts with children.

medical report dated July 19, 2022 from Kericho County Referral Hospital indicated the accused had undergone a mental assessment test revealing he was of sound mind and fit to stand trial.

The accused was escorted back to remand custody at Kericho GK prison and he will be brought back to court on May 30, 2024 when the medical officer from Kericho County Referral Hospital Stanley Sitenei will testify in the case.

The case was fixed for a further hearing on May 30 2024.

By Sarah Njagi

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