Grandfather and son in Kathiani charged with incest, defilement


A Machakos court has ordered the detention of a man and his son who are accused of defiling an 11-year-old girl in Kathiani for four years.

The two are 70-year-old father James Muia (the girl’s grandfather) and 28-year-old Benjamin Mutinda Muia (the girl’s uncle).

They appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Brenda Bartoo and charged with incest, inappropriate touching of a minor and defilement.

They denied the charges but the court ruled that they be detained for 5-7 days to allow police complete their investigations.

The court was told that the two accused could interfere with investigations if they are released on bond since they are related to the girl who was defiled.

They are to appear again in court on August 4 and again on August 6.