BY VERAH JOSEPH at Kajiado Law Courts
A 35-year-old pastor has been arraigned in a Kajiado court for allegedly defiling a Form 2 student and causing her a pregnancy.
Pastor Harun Oloruma appeared before senior resident magistrate Susan Shitubi on July 21 and denied the charge.
Prosecution documents before the court indicate Oloruma, who owns a children’s centre for abused girls, tricked the 15-year-old minor in December last year into getting into his house and defiled her.
The prosecution charged Oloruma with defilement contrary to section 8 (2) (3) of the sexual offences Act No. of 2006.
The charge said: “In December 2019 at Ilmarba location the accused intentionally and unlawfully caused his genital organs to penetrate the genital organ of the minor aged 15 years.”
Consequently, the accused is charged with indecent acts with a child contrary to section 11 as read with section 11 (1) of the sexual offences Act No. 3 of 2006. The accused is the father of four children.
The complainant statement claims Oloruma met the minor at Ilmarba shopping centre in Kajiado Central Sub-County and told her he had found her sponsor.
The 15-year-old comes from a poor background and trusted her pastor so much and she would not imagine the “man of God” would defile her.
“I trusted him when he told me that he had found a white man who would sponsor my education. He told me to accompany him to his house at the centre so I can fill the forms supposedly required by the sponsor,” said the complainant.
The complainant, in the prosecution documents, said after she was ushered into the house by the pastor, he turned violent.
“He pushed me to his bed and removed all my clothes. She warned me against attempting to raise any alarm, or else he will cancel my sponsorship. He came on top of me several times until he was tired and told me to go home and not to tell my parents,” said the minor.
In his statement, the pastor wondered why the complainant took too long to raise the matter with the police.
After denying the charge during the plea, the magistrate released him on a bond of Sh60,000 with a similar surety.
The case will be heard on August 18 in Kajiado. After leaving the courts, Oloruma warned journalists covering the matter against writing the story.
“Anyone of you who will write this story, because I have been framed in it, will meet with the power of heaven. God is watching you people,” Oloruma warned.