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Kenneth Kiplangat Rono v. Republic

(2010) JELR 100165 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Criminal Appeal 66 of 2009  •  28 May 2010  •  Kenya

Coram
Emmanuel Okello O'Kubasu, Daniel Kennedy Sultani Aganyanya, Philip Nyamu Waki

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

Kenneth Kiplangat Rono alias Rasta, the appellant, was charged in the Resident Magistrate’s Court at Bomet with the first count of defilement of a girl under the age of 15 years contrary to section 8(3) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006 and the second count of Child Trafficking contrary to section 18(1) of the same Act. The defilement charge alleged that on the 18th and 19th day of June, 2008 in Bomet District within the Rift Valley Province, he unlawfully had carnal knowledge of M.C a girl under the age of 15 years, while the Child Trafficking charge alleged that on diverse dates between 18th June, 2008 and 20th June, 2008 at in Bomet District within the Rift Valley Province, he detained M. C, a girl under the age of 15 years for sexual exploitation. The evidence adduced by M. C (PW1) was that she was a student at [..] Secondary School in Form 1. On the night of 18th/19th June, 2008 there were ball games at the school where she met her brother Gt with the…

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