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Kenyan woman gets 10 years for defiling two 13yr old girls using vibrator

A judge's mallet.

A judge’s mallet.

A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for defiling two 13-year-old girls using a vibrator in Voi subcounty, Taita Taveta on Thursday.

Ruth Marura was charged with committing the sexual assaults between September 2012 and 2013.

“Children are being defiled and assaulted by both men and women. In this case, the accused who is a young woman, knew both children well and went ahead and committed the shocking act,” resident magistrate Eugene Kadima said in her ruling.

Speaking to KNA after the sentencing, Makrina Mwamburi, a Sauti Ya Wanawake official, said it was befitting and a major milestone in the fight against the rampant cases of child defilement in the region.

Mwamburi said the girls who suffered severe internal injuries and other health complications are undergoing specialised treatment.

Action Aid official Juma Nzao decried the region’s rising cases of sexual assault which he said begin in schools.

“We have indicators that the young girls are learning some of these deplorable behaviours in schools and teachers should deal with it,” he said.

He warned that more school leavers will continue committing the crime if their teachers do not address the vice.

-The Star

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