BY CHRISPHINE OTIENO IN KISII COUNTY.
A 21-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped and impregnated by Moticho MCA Evans Mokoro in June 2016, has filed an affidavit at the Ogembo Law Courts, asking the court to drop the charges against the ward representative.
In her affidavit dated May 11, 2019 and addressed to the Resident Magistrate, Ogembo Law Courts, the woman says: “I have learnt that Hon. Evans Omwansu Osoro has been charged for allegedly defiling me. I wish to have those charges withdrawn and terminated because I am not the complainant.
“As a mother of the child, I know who his father is and I have not asked the DCIO Nyamarambe, my mother and [South Mugirango MP] Hon. Silvanus Osoro, who is funding my mother in this case, to find out for me who the father of my child is.
“I want those charges withdrawn and the DCIO Nyamarambe be ordered to return to me my child that he snatched from me, so that my child can continue breast-feeding,” says the alleged victim in her affidavit.
The woman further says she won’t give consent to authorities to extract DNA samples from the child in a bid to establish who his father is.
“… I will deem it a breach of my privacy and that of my child and our dignity and I will challenge it in court,” said the alleged victim.
The woman’s affidavit was sworn before Ogari Advocates & Commissioner for Oaths in Kisii County.
The suspect, Mokoro, was arraigned late April 2019.
Senior State Council Peter Wainaina had requested the court to allow the child and the suspect be subjected to DNA tests.
Senior Principal Magistrate Denis Mikoyan released Mokoro on a Ksh200,000 bond with one surety or Ksh50,000 cash bail.
The case resumed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Medical reports, however, showed that the woman was raped on the said dates – between June 2016 and September 2017.
The court also ordered that the child be presented before it.