Children’s home boss to serve 100 years in jail for defiling minors

Thursday, August 4th, 2022 23:20 | By
Children’s home boss to serve 100 years in jail for defiling minors
Stephen Nzuki Mutisya

A former director of a children’s orphanage in Utawala, Nairobi county has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for defiling three minors.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul yesterday handed down the sentence to Stephen Nzuki Mutisya after finding him guilty of four charges of defilement and indecent act.

Nzuki committed the offence at Scream Africa Safe Child home and Vijiko School in Utawala, Nairobi between 2010 to 2016.

While passing the sentence, the magistrate stated that the accused, being a director of a children’s home, ought to have protected the minors but he instead defiled them.

“It is the responsibility of this court to impose a deterrent sentence to other would-be offenders,” she said.

Nine years

The Magistrate further noted that the offences Nzuki committed were very serious and carry a heavy penalty.

“This is not certainly a case where an accused person can be given a non-custodial sentence as it would amount to mockery of the justice system,” she stated.

The court, in sentencing Nzuki, took into consideration how the minors, who are now adults, had been affected by his actions.

In count one, where the minor was nine years at the time of the offence, the accused will serve 50 years. Nzuki will serve 20 years for defiling another 15-year-old and 20 years for defiling a 13-year-old.

He was also found guilty of committing an indecent act with a minor. He will serve ten years for that.

Bible quotes

The offences were committed between 2010 and 2016 at Scream Africa Children’s home at Mihango in Utawala area.

“The offences took place on different dates therefore the sentence shall run consecutively. He has 14 days of the appeal,” ruled Zainab.

During the hearing of the case, it emerged that Nzuki would defile the minors while quoting the Bible to convince them that it allowed the acts.

In mitigation, Nzuki pleaded for leniency and urged the court to grant him a non-custodial sentence.

But the prosecution opposed his request and urged the court to impose the maximum sentence given the circumstances of the offence committed in which the accused took advantage of vulnerable boys.

The court heard that Nzuki faces similar charges at Makadara Law Courts and Milimani Law Courts and should not be freed.

A pre-sentencing report which was presented by the victim, who is now an adult, in court said that he was grateful that justice had been served.

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