A 24-year-old man has been arraigned before Loitoktok law court and charged with defiling a girl 14, after eloping with her for marriage.
Justine Maram who appeared before Principal Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku allegedly committed the offense on diverse dates between 2020 and May 1st, 2022 at Kuku Ward in Loitoktok Sub County.
The girl who is a school dropout had told the court how she started sexual intimacy with the accused while working at his shop in 2020. In December 2021, she realized she was pregnant and when she informed the accused, he eloped with her to Mashuuru Sub County where they lived as a couple.
Chief Nkama Sub location in Kuku Ward Robert Mintei told the court how on May 2, 2022 he met the accused who introduced the girl as his wife. Meanwhile, mother of the girl Nantoye ole Kiruti had called the accused after the girl went missing and he informed her he was with her.
The matter was reported at Loitoktok Police Station and the accused was arrested and charged with the offense before being arraigned in court where he denied the allegations.
The matter was set for judgement on July 14.