A Nyamira Member of County of Assembly (MCA) has been arraigned in court and charged with defiling and impregnating a 17-year-oldgirl.
Magwagwa Ward Representative Fred Nyachae Omayio appeared before Nyamira Law Courts and was indicted with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.
The court heard that on the night of September 2-3, the accused defiled the minor at a guest house in Kisii town. The ward rep faced an alternative charge of committing an indecent act with a minor contrary to Section 11(1) of the Sexual Offences Act No.3 of 2006.
Appearing before Nyamira Law Courts, the suspect denied the charges. Through his lawyer Omoke Morara, Omaiyo pleaded to be released so as to resume his duties as well as to receive treatment for blood pressure.
“He is unwell and requires proper medical care. Medical records show that he has been in hospital since his arrest on September 9. He needs treatment for high blood pressure,” said lawyer Morara.
But the prosecution, through State counsel Desmond Majale opposed his request saying the MCA would likely interfere with witnesses in the case. Majala further noted that the MCA had attempted to contact the minor.
“I plead with the court to detain him until the victim testifies,” said the advocate.
The incident comes barely two years after a former MCAs from the neighboring Kisii county were caught with high school girls an issue that is currently under the Kisii court where Resident magistrate Denis Mikoyan freed him on Sh50,000 bail.
Evans Mokoro of Moticho ward denied the offense said to have happened between June 2016 and June 2017 in Nyamarambe, Gucha South subcounty.