A middle-aged man in Kisii has been sentenced to 40 years in jail after being found guilty of rape.

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The court heard that the accused, Christopher Ongeri, raped a 35-year-old woman living with disability.

The prosecutor, Charles Mogeni, told the court that Ongeri committed the crime on November 10, 2018, at Nyabite Sub-location in Nyamache Sub-county, Kisii County.

Mr Mogeni noted that Ongeri is said to have raped the woman multiple times, a report that was collaborated by a doctor at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where the victim was taken for a medical exam.

“The accused Christopher Ongeri is said to have raped the vulnerable woman multiple times before neighbours reported the matter leading to his arrest. A medical report has confirmed that he is the one who raped her," said Mogeni.

However, appearing before Kisii Senior Resident Magistrate Margaret Nafula, Ongeri denied the charges levied against him.

In her ruling on Monday, Magistrate Nafula said Ongeri had been found guilty of raping the woman whose name has been withheld for legal reasons, adding that he will now face a 40-year jail term.

Ongeri was, however, given seven days to appeal the ruling.