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Minor stuns Malindi court, exposes rot in school – Weekly Citizen



Some schools may be turning into brothels if evidence adduced recently by a pupil before a Malindi court is anything to go by.
The 16-year-old pupil at Green Wood School based in Nyali surprised the court when she revealed how she was defiled at the age of 13 immediately she joined the expensive academy.
She stepped in the witness protection box as the prosecution’s first witness in a defilement case against Turkish tycoon, Elsek Osman, popularly known as Roho ya Paka (heart of a cat).
Elsek has been charged of allegedly defiling the victim together with other two girls aged between 16 and 17 years.

Tycoon Osman

They are all pupils at the Green Wood Academy.
The girl also stunned the court when she admitted having slept with several, some of them married.
As she was being cross examined by three lawyers representing the accused, the girl further admitted having been taking drugs as well as involving in sex, something which left many in court including the chief magistrate Julie Osieko with tongues wagging, according a court clerk.
The eloquent English language speaking girl was, however, surprised when renowned criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta displayed a video clip that showed how she together with other girls had good fatherly relations with the accused.
The video clip played in court surprised many when a decorated table with soft drinks jammed the table with candles pinned on the sumptuous.
However, the victim who seemed surprised with the three minutes video clip, differed with her prosecution statement after she told the court that she only became aware of the incident after the accused Elsek who has acted as her guardian, sponsoring her education at the Green Wood Academy, had been arrested
The victim claimed she was neither summoned by police to write a statement until six days after the arrest of Elsek.
The girl told court that the investigating officers only gave her and the other two victims written statements to sign at Green Park Restaurant opposite Mtwapa Police Station without their knowledge.
The victim also recanted her prosecution statement saying she was not aware about it.
She further revealed how their parents including her single mother have been fighting over for recognition from the tycoon, saying that some of them could even fix one another to get Elsek’s ears.
Human rights lawyer Maurice Mkan, representing parents of the victims had accused police and DPP of denying his clients rights of access to their children who had been taken from them by the prosecution through the children department.
The lawyer claimed of discrimination as only selected parents were given access to their children by the police. The prosecution is led by Alice Mathangani.

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