Incestuous father to serve 140 years imprisonment
An Akorino sect father who defiled and impregnated his two teenage daughters at a village in Sagana town has been sentenced for 140 years imprisonment.
John Gicihira Gichini whom a Baricho court described as dangerous to his own daughters and those from the larger community will serve for 70 years consecutively for the two counts of incest he pleaded guilty to.
The Baricho law courts Senior principal Magitrate Antony Mwichigi while sentencing Gichini to 140 years jail term this morning
He was charged that on diverse days between June 1 and 31 , 2019 he had unconsented sexual act with his 16 year old daughter WXZ who has since given birth to a seven month old baby .
Gichini who was convicted and sentenced harshly by the area Senior Resident Magistrate Antony Mwicigi faced a second similar count which he also pleaded guilty to .
He pleaded that on diverse days between August 1 and 31 , last year while being a father to the 14 year old daughter XYZ and while using force and death threats defiled her within the family home in Sagana village .
XYZ , according to records and a reported produced in court indicated that she is now five months pregnant with his unborn baby.
Both WXZ and XYX had told the investigating officer they would never wish to see their father for ever after consigning them to the laughable situation in the society.
The court also heard that if the father was released back to the society he would continue to perpetuate his heinous act even to other girls thereby becoming a threat to the entire community.
The mother of the defiled girls speaking to the media outside the Baricho law courts after her husband was handed over 140 years jail term this morning and commended the Judiciary for resolving the matter expenditiously
While sentencing him to the long jail term Mwichigi reminded Gichini he had pleaded to the two serious counts even on being cautioned of the seriousness of the consequences.
The court also heard that the victims would only feel safe if their father was incaserated within the confines of the prison to which Mwicigi concurred with .
Mwichigi said under the sexual Acts , a person who committed incest with his underage blood relatives was liable for a jail term of between 70 to 80 years .
Gichini had earlier on in his mitigation told the court he had been misled by the devil to commit the offence .
“No one has never sinned as error is to human, “he told the court in his brief mitigation while seeking for forgiveness from his daughters and the court .
The court further heard how Gichini fled from the family home after the matter came into the limelight and remained in his hideout until early this month when he switched his phone .
After switching the phone , he traced at Kiritiri area of Mbeere South Sub- county where detectives who were tracking his movements arrested him and brought him to the Sagana police station before being charged with the two incest counts.
Gichini’s estranged wife who was in court thanked the Judiciary for serving her daughters with justice .
“By the time this dangerous man completed his 140 years ,my daughters will have healed from the deep psychological injuries he had inflicted in them ,”she told the media outside the court premised after the sentence was handed down.
A inside view of the Baricho law court in session this morning when Gichini was sentenced to 140 years after pleading guilty ofv incest with his two teenage daughters
The matter had generated a lot of public interests after the Kirinyaga Woman Representative Wangui Ngirichi and her Uasin Gishu counterpart Gladys Sholei visited the victims in December last year where they called on the law enforcing agents to move fast and arrest the suspect .
The court also heard that even the daughters have and will give birth to will remain traumatized for ever once they realised who sired them while the victims will live with the shame for the rest of their lives .