Pastor to spend 140 years in jail for defiling, impregnating daughters

Written By: Christine Muchira

If convicted Gichini risks to spend not less than twenty-five years in jail for each of the two offenses.

A 58 year old Akorino Pastor, John Gichira Gichini has been sentenced by a court in Baricho to 140 years in jail for sexually abusing and impregnating his two daughters.

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Gichira was convicted by Baricho Senior Principal Magistrate Antony Mwicigi on his own plea of guilt and sent to prison to start his long jail term.

Senior Principal Magistrate Mwicigi said the accused deserved a deterrent sentence since the offence is serious.

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Reading the judgement the magistrate ordered the name of the accused person to be published with inscription “Dangerous convicted sexual offender.”

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Gichira pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of defiling and siring children with his two stepdaughters.

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In his defense before the court, Gichira pleaded for forgiveness from both the court and his family for having committed the offense, as he blamed satan for misleading him.

“I deeply regret having caused harm to my family and would plead with this court to forgive me as every human being can go wrong,” Gichira pleaded with the court.

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He said before the violations that led him in conflict with the law, he was a law-abiding citizen, “I have never committed crimes of such nature,” he said.

The accused who is said to be a church elder was arrested on Sunday in Mbeere south from his hideout.

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