BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL,2022-The high court in bomeet has released a Migori-based magistrate James Ongondo on Sh100,000 bond.He was earlier arrested at a lodging with an underage girl.
The Judicial officer was nabbed with the 17-year-old girl in a lodging at Kaplong Centre in Bomet.
At around 8pm, the magistrate turned suspect booked room 102 at Sharies Bar and Restaurant as he imbibed drinks at the bar. At around 11pm, he was joined by the juvenile and together they left the bar for the room.
Detectives based at Sotik Police station got wind of the incident and rushed to the hotel.
They rescued the minor, apprehended the suspect and also recovered crucial exhibits including stained bedsheets. The exhibits shall be subjected to forensic analysis at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for DNA examination and other necessary tests.
Both the suspect and the victim were rushed to hospital for the necessary medical examination as the victim was later booked as a child in need of care and protection.
The magistrate is currently in custody being processed for defilement charge