BY SAM ALFAN.
A convict accused of defiling a minor will partake 15 more years in jail after an appeal he lodged at the Court of Appeal was dismissed.
This was the second time Paul Lokitari’s conviction was upheld by the court having tried his charm at the high court which in a similar verdict upheld his imprisonment.
Facts in the case are that 16-year-old victim A (a pseudonym given to protect her identity) who was caring for her younger sibling admitted at Kapenguria District Hospital stayed at the infirmary for several nights to take care of her kin. It was then that she noticed Lokitari who appeared to have had a keen interest in her.
Lokitari, a member of staff at the hospital, would constantly check on the young girl and had even made sexual advances at victim A which she successfully thwarted.
However on the day of the crime at around 8pm, Lokitari came into the hospital room where the victim and her sibling were sleeping. He then grabbed and led her outside where he proceeded to defile her. After committing the heinous act he warned her not to tell anyone what had happened.
The following day, Victim A’s sibling was discharged from the hospital and they both left for home without narrating to anyone the monstrous act that happened to her the previous night.
Six months later, while in school, Victim A’s teacher noticed she was pregnant and it was only after confrontation that she told of her ordeal.
The mother reported the matter to the police and Lokitari was arrested. He was later charged with defilement and sent to prison.