A primary school teacher collapsed in the dock of a Nairobi Court while he was on trial for sex abuse.
Fredrick Mwangi Wango was in court for allegedly defiling a Standard Six pupil at the school he taught.
The 45-year-old father of two collapsed after Senior Principal Magistrate David Ndungi ruled that he was guilty of committing the offence.
The prosecution told the court that the teacher sneaked out of school at around 10 am and return home while his wife and children were away.
This is when he would molest the young girl.
After collapsing in court, first aid was administered to him and he was allowed to sit while Justice Ndungi read the rest of the verdict.
Ndungi agreed with the testament of the young girl, who had recounted her sexual encounters with the teacher between 2015 and 2016.
“The girl could not remember the number of times the accused defiled her. He threatened her with dire consequences should she disclose the illicit and illegal affair,” Justice Ndungi said.
Wango was arrested when he locked up the girl in his Mathare estate home and she failed to return home that day.
This prompted her parents to call her school amd later report the incident to the police.
She was later discovered at Wango’s house, where he was also arrested, and the girl taken to hospital.
Medical reports indicated that the girl had deposits of semen and that her hymen had been torn due to repeated intercourse.
The court established that the teacher had turned the pupil into his wife, based on her testimony.
She revealed that she would sneak from school and cohabit with Wango.
“The prosecution has proved that the accused defiled the complainant,” Justice Ndungi ruled.
He cancelled the bond application and directed that the suspect remain in custody while he awaits mitigation and sentencing.