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Man charged with defiling, impregnating 17-year-old schoolgirl

A man was on Wednesday charged with defiling a 17-year-old schoolgirl discovered to be six months pregnant.

Ismael Mutembei Gatu was accused of defiling the schoolgirl on diverse dates between April 26 and 28 in Pangani area, Nairobi.

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He is also facing a charge of indecent act with the high school student.

The schoolgirl was on October 19 taken to hospital for a pregnancy test by a matron who had noticed changes in her.

The test turned positive and she was found to be six months pregnant.

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Her parents were called to collect her from the school.

The matter was reported to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Buruburu and Gitu was arrested after investigations.

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The accused denied all the charges and was freed on a Sh 300, 000 bond.

A children’s court will set hearing dates for the case which will be mentioned on December 4.

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