A thirteen year old girl is currently going through a hard time after she was chased away from home upon confessing in court that her dad had been defiling her since 2007 when she was eleven years.
In a court testimony in Mombasa law court, the teenager narrated that her dad started defiling her when she was eleven years old as her mother was working at a given hotel till late hour. She was only left home with her dad and her younger brother.
“My mother used to work at a hotel within town and would come back home very late after her night shifts so l would cook, clean and feed my younger brother. We used to sleep on the floor, while my parents slept in bed. At night my father would remove the mosquito net, sleep next to me and start caressing me. I would resist and whenever he noticed my brother was awake, he would pretend that he was going for a short call,” she narrated.
The school going girl narrated that on the first incident her dad sent her brother to the nearest shop, closed the door and had his way. And that marked the beginning of uncountable incidents.
“After the incident, I told my mother what had happened. My mother confronted my father who denied claiming l was lying and they both beat me,” she said.
At a given point, the victim revealed that she missed her period. That is when her dad took her to the nearest hospital where she was given something to insert in her private part and that is when she lost her first pregnancy.
“My father took me to a nearby clinic near Sabasaba where some medicine was inserted into my private parts and l was asked to go home. In the evening, l experienced a lot of pain and began bleeding. That is how I lost my first pregnancy,” she told the court.
“In the same year, l became pregnant again, and since my father kept on inquiring if l had received my periods l told him l had not. He took me to Tudor clinic where a pregnancy test was conducted. It came out positive. l was taken to the same clinic and the same procedure was performed and l lost my second pregnancy,” the teenager added.
The victim further revealed that she had gotten used to the defilement that she thought it happened to every girl. She claims that it reached a point where she started cooperating with the father.
“I had gotten used to the rape ordeals, that l was now cooperating with him. However around 2018, l asked my friend if his father was having sex with him, since my father always had his ways with me,” She said.
The minor was advised by her friend to report the case as she had never experienced such in her home. During this time she was already five months pregnant and was always wearing a sweeter to cover up the pregnancy.
“The headteacher at Mary Cliff Primary school, Pamela Andungosi had noticed that l was always in a sweater in a bid to hide my pregnancy. She called me into her office where I gathered courage and revealed the truth,” she narrated.
Yet again, when her parents noticed the pregnancy, she was asked to stay at home for two weeks without going to school. It is then that she had the third abortion.
“I was taken to the same clinic. The same doctor, this time, performed a different procedure that was more painful. In the evening l was asked to go back home and wait for the fetus to come out. I got into labour pains. At night my mother would insert a cooking stick in my mouth to assist me to push the baby while l sat in a basin. After over four hours, the fetus came out. My parents wrapped it in a polythene paper bag. l don’t know where it was taken to since l fainted,” she told the court.
After she resumed her studies, the teachers noticed that she is no longer pregnant and that is when they reported the matter to Makupa Police station. The father has since been arrested and charged with defilement and incest.
The charges read; on diverse dates between January 1 2017 and July 16 2019 at Kaa chonjo area in Mvita sub county within Mombasa County, Benard Anjera Manyasi defiled a child aged 14 years.
He was further slapped with a second count, of committing incest contrary to section 20(1) of the sexual offences Act No 3 of 2006.
Since her dad denied the charges, he is out on a cash bail amounting to ksh100,000.
The minor reveals that her life is in danger as she is blamed for the arrest of her father. Her dad also keeps on threatening her:
“While my father was being held at Shimo La Tewa Gk prison, they kept on taunting me that l had sent the only breadwinner to prison. My older brother and aunty were invited to talk to me to request me to lie that the headteacher had asked me to frame my father,” She said.
The minor also claims that she was first defiled at the age of six by her immediate neighbour, but the matter was later withdrawn from court after her mother agreed on an out-of-court settlement.
She says she has now been chased away from home and now resides at the schools’ premises alongside the school’s night guard.
The school head teacher claims that she cannot offer her a place to stay as she is a witness on the ongoing case.
“I cannot give her accommodation because of the ongoing case where I am a witness. l have tried to contact the children’s office however, they have failed to show up and rescue the minor,” said the teacher.