A 61-year-old man, Iha Thoya, has been arraigned before a Shanzu court in Kenya for attempting to defile an 11-year-old girl.
According to reports, Thoya intentionally and unlawfully attempted to defile a minor on February 3, at Dingurukani area, Bamburi location in Kisauni sub-county within Mombasa county.
The 61-year-old suspect who confessed to the crime said he tried to rape the little girl because he spent so much money her.
He stated this in court before the Shanzu Senior Principal Magistrate, Yusuf Shikanda.
“I’ve spent money on this girl so I unsuccessfully tried to defile.” He said.
Following his confession, the magistrate ordered that he undergoes mental assessment to ascertain if he’s fit to stand trial.
“The accused is behaving in a weird manner. He should therefore be taken to the hospital for mental assessment”, the Magistrate said.
The case has been adjourned to March 4, 2022, for mention.