Police on Thursday arrested a government official attached to the County Government of Kajiado over defilement of a minor.
Dickson Okoyo Ndemo, who works as a sergeant at Arms at Kajiado County Assembly, was arrested after he failed to appear in Court to answer charges of indecent act to a minor aged 12 years old.
In a tweet from DCI Kenya, Ndemo committed that crime on August 6th, 2015 and was summoned to appear before Milimani Law courts but failed prompting a warrant of arrest to be issued against him. He was taken to Buruburu police station as he awaits to be arraigned in court.
“|Mr.Dickson Okoyo Ndemo; a Sergeant At Arms in was today arrested following a Warrant of Arrest issued by Milimani Law Courts after he failed to appear in Court to answer Charges of Indecent Act to a Minor aged 12yrs. Offence committed on 6th August 2015" reads a Tweet from DCI.
According to the Kenyan Law, anyone caught with a defilement case is charged contrary to section 8 (1) as read with section 8 (2) of the sexual offences Act. One can also be charged with the alternative charge of committing an indecent act with a Child contrary to Section 11 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006.
Penalties of Defilement
Defilement of a child 11 years and below carries a sentence of life imprisonment.
Defilement of a child between the ages of 12 to 15 carries a sentence of 20 years imprisonment.
Defilement of a child between 16- 18 years old carries a sentence of 15 years imprisonment.