Written By John Mutiso 📝
A Migori-based magistrate is currently in custody after he defiled a 17-year-old minor last night.
According to a report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the 51-year-old James Ongondo who is a Senior Principal Magistrate at Kehancha law courts in Migori County was busted at a hotel room in Bomet last night, while defiling the juvenile.
“At around 8 pm, the magistrate turned suspect booked room 102 at Sharies Bar and Restaurant as he imbibed drinks at the bar. At around 11 pm, he was joined by the juvenile, and together they left the bar for the room,” reads part of the DCI report.
Detectives based at Sotik Police station got wind of the incident and rushed to the hotel where they rescued the minor, apprehended the suspect, and also recovered crucial exhibits including stained bedsheets.
The exhibits shall be subjected to forensic analysis at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for DNA examination and other necessary tests.
“Both the suspect and the victim were rushed to hospital for the necessary medical examination as the victim was later booked as a child in need of care and protection,” the DCI added.
The magistrate is currently in custody and being processed for defilement charges.
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