A pilot accused of defiling his eight year old step-daughter has been denied cash bail.
Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot ruled that Ledama Ole Sultan will remain in custody until the victim testifies in the case.
Ole Sultan is accused of defiling his step daughter on 30th September 2018 at South C in Nairobi.
Through an affidavit sworn by DCI Child Protection Unit inspector Everlyne Mboya, the prosecution objected his release on bail on grounds that he would interfere with the case.
The court heard that the accused is at flight risk since his mother and other siblings are United States of America citizens.
It was submitted that by virtue of his profession, the investigators believe he has built strong social ties across the globe hence more reasons why he is a flight risk.
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) pilot is accused of entering in the room of the 8 year old on that fateful day, undressed her and defiled her by inserting his penis into her anus.
The victim got fractured and was admitted at Nairobi hospital where she was treated.
According to the doctors, examination revealed that the victim had anal injuries and fecal inconsistent.
Despite the doctors revealing this information to the mother of the child, she has allegedly refused to accept that the victim was defiled.
“It has taken three months of counseling to get the child to disclose the perpetrator,” reads the affidavit.
The court heard that the release of the accused on bail will jeopardize the hearing of the case and the ends of justice will be defeated.
During investigations, the victim revealed that the step-father is a violent man who beats her and her mother and that she is very scared of him.
The accused is said to be an authoritative figure to child and therefore is influence/power over the child is real and will cause fear in her testifying against him.
It was submitted that the accused and the victim live in the same house and if released, continued interaction will cause fear in the child of testifying against him.