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Former NGO boss charged with multiple child defilement

A former NGO director has denied multiple charges of sexual assault on children entrusted in his care.

Stephen Nzuki was released on a bond of Sh500,000 after a magistrate ruled that there were no compelling reasons to have him detained.

The offences were committed with boys aged between 12 and 15 years, the prosecution said.

Mr Nzuki, a court was told, was arrested at his residence in Mihango area within Utawala, Nairobi by the newly formed child protection police unit based at the CID headquarters.

He is alleged to have defiled the children between December 2014 and January 2015 at Scream Africa Safe Child home and Vijiko School in Utawala, Nairobi.

Mr Nzuki denied multiple charges of sodomy, committing indecent acts with children and attempted defilement.

“SERIAL DEFILER”

Amongst the charges was one stating that he gave fellatio to a 15-year-old boy.

Earlier, the prosecution had opposed his release on bail saying he was “a serial defiler” who has a pending case at Makadara law courts where he was granted bail but continued to commit similar offences.

The magistrate on Tuesday observed that despite having been previously charged with similar offences on September 9 2013, he had religiously attended court sessions without fail.

“There is also no evidence that he will interfere with witnesses and the victims as he is no longer working at the institution,” Mr Daniel Ogembo said.

He also said that the suspect was arrested at his house and therefore was within the reach of police officers.

Mr Ogembo, however, directed the suspect not to be in contact with his alleged victims and witnesses as the contrary may lead to a breach of his bond terms and an outright cancellation of his bail terms.

The case will be heard on May 10 at the Milimani Law Courts.