A Pastor has been sentenced to 140 years in prison for impregnating his two teenage daughters.
the pastor who is identified as Pastor John Gichira, 51 was sentenced to 140 years in prison for impregnating his two daughters aged 14 and 16 in Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County, Kenya.
Senior Principal Magistrates, Anthony Mwicigi of Baricho High Court on Thursday, January 14, charged the pastor with a 70-year- jail term for sexually assaulting each of the girls.
“I sentence you 70 years for each offense and you have 14 days to appeal. This court orders that your names be added in the register of convicted and dangerous offenders.” the Magistrate announced.
“Gichira will serve 70 years for each count of defilement; the sentences to run consecutively,” the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said, citing a sentence in a Kirinyaga court.
the pastor pleaded guilty and was reminded until Thursday, 14th January, and blamed the devil for his actions when he appeared in court.
“I pray that the court, those that I have offended including the girls I impregnated. It is my first time to commit such an act. I blame Satan for tricking me.” he said.
according to charges by the prosecution, the pastor’s first offense was committed on diverse dates between June 1 and 30, 2020 in Kinyakiiru village, Kirinyaga against his 16-year-old daughter who is now seven months pregnant.
his offense number 2 was committed on August 2020 against his 14-year old daughter who is also six months pregnant, both are primary school students.
according to reports, Pastor John Gichira fled to Mbeere South in Meru County where he was arrested.
see his photo below;