Monster house help gets 10 years for sexually assaulting toddler

Principal Magistrate Agnes Makau jailed the house help for 10 years without an option of a fine.

A house help has been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing a three-year-old boy.

The court heard that the 25-year-old woman, forced the boy to perform sexual acts.

Principal Magistrate Agnes Makau, who ruled that minors need the full protection of the law, jailed her without the option of a fine.

The house help admitted committing the indecent act with her employer's child, contrary to section 11(1) of the Sexual Offences Act No 3 of 2006.
She admitted engaging in the illicit act with the minor between January 7 and March 2022.

The prosecution told the court that the woman took advantage of the minor at his family home along Helena Road area within Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county.
She admitted to intentionally and unlawfully causing the minor to suckle her private parts.
"It is true I committed the act," she told the court.
Ms Makau noted that underage children are psychologically traumatised when they are exposed to sex at a tender age by persons whose intentions and actions are driven by evil.
She said minors suffer mentally once they are exposed to sex before maturity and develop hatred against female folk when they come of age.
She noted that the minor told his father what “Auntie” used to ask him to do and demonstrated what used to happen.
The child was taken for medical examination at the Nairobi Women's Hospital, where it was established he had been sexually abused.
“The P-3 Form presented to this court has highlighted the degree of assault and mental trauma,” Ms Makau observed.
The State prosecutor asked her to treat the accused as a first offender.
In mitigation, the woman pleaded for mercy, saying she takes care of her aged grandparents with whom she has left her two children.