Woman 23 charged with defiling form two male student
Damaris Kerubo, 23, has been accused of defiling a 16-year-old high school student on various dates between April and July this year at their home in Embakasi, Nairobi.
She was however not charged with the usual alternative charge of committing an indecent act with a minor.
The prosecution told the court that Ms. Kerubo was allegedly caught in the act by a neighbor with the minor at his mother’s house on several incidents.
The neighbor later informed the minor’s mother but the 16-year-old denied that he had been defiled when questioned by his mother.
According to reports, the Form Two student later confessed to his sibling, whom he sent to their mother with an apology.
The suspect was arrested a few weeks later when she was found again with the minor after the matter was reported to police.
The minor, who was also arrested, told the police that he had made advances towards the suspect and she agreed to be his girlfriend and they had been dating since April.
They met and fell in love at the grocery store owned by the minor’s mother, where the suspect is a regular customer.
Since then, they have been allegedly having an illicit affair and the mother had tried to warn the suspect to leave her son alone but she ignored her.
Ms. Kerubo denied the charges before Makadara Principal Magistrate Irene Gichobi and was released on a Ksh200, 000 bond with a surety of the same amount.
The case will be mentioned on August 15 before the trial begins on September 28 this year.
By Thuita Jaswant
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