A matatu conductor was arraigned in court for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl.
Herman Ngige Mungai is said to have committed the offence on February 13, 2017 at Ngegu village in Kiambu County.
The court heard that Ngige gave the young girl a sweet after realising that her mother had left to fetch water at a nearby river.
According to the prosecution, the minor told her mother that ‘Baba Mwelu’ had asked her to remove her panties in exchange for a sweet.
According to court documents, the accused is said to have at one time taken the girl to his house and defiled her until she bled.
On seeing blood, the minor allegedly screamed and later narrate her ordeal to her mother. The suspect was arrested and detained by police.
Ngige denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh100, 000. The case will be heard on June 12, 2017.