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Jury selection set for American in Kenya rape case

A jury selection is set for Tuesday for the case of the American volunteer accused of raping minors at a children’s home in Kenya.

Matthew Durham, 20 was charged in July last year for sexually assaulting children at Upendo Home near Juja during his three months missionary trip.

According to Fox News, jury selection for the case is set for Tuesday and the trial is expected to last a week.

“At the government’s request, six alleged victims will testify in private. Prosecutors say Durham’s family discussed packing the courtroom with supporters,” said the media outlet.

In January this year, Durham’s attorney sought for an additional 90 days for the trial that was set to start in March.

The attorney said his request was because it was risky for him to travel to Kenya to gather information as his client has been added more charges. If convicted, Durham could be sentenced to life in prison.