The 23-year-old man who bragged of sexual encounters with minors on Facebook was Tuesday charged with child sex tourism.
William Hanga was charged with “publishing information that is intended to promote or facilitate conduct that would constitute a sexual offence against a child”.
The Wells Fargo employee denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
Hanga allegedly published his picture in a compromising position with a minor, whom he claimed was a form two female student.
The other picture was of a minor estimated to be between five and six years of age.
The photos are captioned with stomach-churning details of how he lured his victims into his trap and what he did to them.
The suspect posted the pictures under username Sam Dali and posted them on Kilimani Mums and Dads Censured Kenya.
He boasted he was unreachable by police in his facebook posts.
Hanga was arrested by the DCI’s Serious Crime Unit in Mpeketoni, Lamu County on August 23.
He was freed on a surety bond of Sh300, 000 with a surety of similar amount.
The magistrate warned Hanga that the charges he is facing are serious as they attracted a penalty of minimum 10 years imprisonment.
He directed him to formally write to the court indicating the inability to hire a lawyer so that the court can issue orders for the state to provide him with one.
Cops arrest man who bragged of defiling minors online
Police are looking for a man who has been posting photographs of children on social media and claiming he has defiled them.
Via Twitter on Sunday, the IG directed the DCIO to investigate the suspect who works at a security firm, according to his Facebook profile.
The order by the IG followed public outcry and the sharing of the photo of one of the alleged victims.
The man identifies himself as Bakibaki Hanga in the profile and says he studied criminology.
One of his photos is of a form two girl and another of a younger one, whom he says he will invite to his house, buy her soda and then defile her.
Hanga said in the message that he is not afraid of police, whom he referred to as dogs.
If arrested, the suspect could be charged with violating Section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act, which notes a jail term of not less than five years or a fine of not less than Sh500,000.
The law states that a person commits an offence is he/she manufactures or distributes any article that promote or ar intended to promote a sexual offence with a child.
It is also illegal to supply or display to a child “any article which is intended to be used in the performance of a sexual act, with the intention of encouraging or enabling that child to perform such sexual act”.