A kenya Court on wednesday pronounced judgement on Ms Judith Wandera, 24yrs old was found guilty of defilement and intentionally performing indecent act on a minor 16yr-old which is contrary to the Sexual Offences Act, on July 5, 2017 at Kicomi area. After she admitted to the crime
Medical evidence from specimen collected from the duo confirmed that the woman and the schoolboy were having an intimate affair alleged by Nyakundi Mukaya a prosecutor. He noted that the boy had been living with the accused for more than four months which resulted the minor to drop out of school and moved in with the accused before he was rescued by police officers.
The Kisumu court, after considering all the evidence presented by the complainant, admitted the evidences before it.
Principal Magistrate Ms Joan Wambilyanga, in his judgment, said the two were arrested on July 17, one year after they had started getting sexually involved.
In her defence, Ms Wandera said she could not determine on the first day they met, that he was a minor. She explained to the court how they started dating, due to his physical appearance, she could not tell he was underage.
She said: “We met at a drinking joint one evening of April 2016 in Kondele where he even offered to buy me drinks. We exchanged phone contacts and started dating
She added: “He had dreadlocks when we met and only appeared young after his dreadlocks were shaved before he was brought to court to testify.”
The Magistrate, Ms Wambilyanga said that the two lovers were arrested twice and on those occasions asked to stop the relationship after her mother raised the age difference issue, but the woman ignored.
“The mother was not happy because the woman was older,” said the magistrate.