Kuresoi man handed life sentence for defiling his six-year-old sister

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A middle-aged man was on Wednesday will spend the rest of his life in jail after being convicted raping his six-year-old sister in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County.
Wesley Langat who appeared before Molo Resident Magistrate Emmanuel Soita was charged with defiling the minor.
The suspect also faced another charge of committing an indecent act with a child on the same dates.
Langat pleaded guilty and blamed his actions on his drinking habit.
Langat is said to have repeatedly assaulted the minor until a neighbor on September 21 when one of the neighbours noticed that the minor was withdrawn.
The minor revealed that his brother had been defiling her at their father’s house and had threatened her not to disclose the act to anyone.
It was until then that the matter was reported to the police.
Langat was arrested and taken to court while the minor was taken to hospital for medical examination which confirmed that indeed he was assaulted.
The accused pleaded for leniency claiming that he was drunk when committing the offence.
The accused has 14 days to appeal.

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