A 12-Year-Old boy has been found guilty of murdering his 11-year-old girlfriend.
The Standard Three pupil’s defence that dark forces ordered him to stab the girl three times as the two had sex was dismissed by Justice Christine Meoli.
The pupil from Kinangop was accused of stabbing 11-year-old Mary Nduta Wairimu to death on July 5, 2016 in Kibuyu village in Magumu.
The minor who was represented by lawyer Francis Mburu, told the court that he was getting intimate with the girl when a tall man armed with a machete and a shiny knife appeared and ordered him to kill her.
The judge termed the boy’s defence as fiction and an invention of the minor. She added that during the trial, the boy was cautious to cover any loopholes describing him as having a fertile but corrupted imagination.
“The accused defence is unbelievable, conjured to absolve him and the prosecution has proven the case beyond any reasonable doubt,”
said Justice Meoli.
The court, however, ruled that the accused was experiencing a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family and sent him to Kimumu junior probation hostels for three years.
“There is no need to send the boy back to the dysfunctional background but to a place where he can be rehabilitated,” said Meoli.