Commercial pilot Ledama Ole Sultan who is facing allegations of defiling his eight year old step-daughter before Nairobi Court./PHOTO BY S.A.N.

A commercial pilot accused of defiling his eight year old step-daughter has been denied cash bail.

Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot ruled that the Wilson airport based pilot Ledama Ole Sultan will remain in custody until the eight year old victim testifies in the case.

Ole Sultan is accused of defiling his step daughter on 30 September 2018 at South C in Nairobi.

Through documents filed by DCI Child Protection Unit inspector Everlyne Mboya, the prosecution opposed the release of the suspect on bail on grounds that he would interfere with the case.

The court heard that the accused is at flight risk since his mother and other siblings are United States of America citizens.

Court was told that by the virtue of his profession, the investigators believe he has built strong social ties across the globe hence more reasons why he is a flight risk.

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) pilot is accused of entering in the room of the 8 year old on that fateful day, undressed her and defiled her.

The victim got fractured and was admitted at Nairobi hospital where she was treated.

According to the doctors, examination revealed that the victim had anal injuries and fecal inconsistence.

Despite the doctors revealing this information to the mother of the child, she has allegedly refused to accept that the victim was defiled.

“It has taken three months of counselling to get the child to disclose the perpetrator,” reads the affidavit.

The court heard that the release of the accused on bail will jeopardize the hearing of the case and the ends of justice will be defeated.

During investigations, the victim revealed that the step-father is a violent man who beats her and her mother and that she is very scared of him.

The accused is said to be an authoritative figure to child and therefore is influence or power over the child is real and will cause fear in her testifying against him.

It was submitted that the accused and the victim live in the same house and if released, continued interaction will cause fear in the child of testifying against him.