A Muslim clergy man at the Bilal Muslim Mission in Nakuru County, Sheikh Ali Samoja, has been arraigned in court for allegedly trafficking a minor from Nakuru to Nairobi where she was defiled by a Lebanese going by the name Sayyid Muktadha.
Samoja denied the allegations and Senior Resident Magistrate, Paul Mayova, presiding over the case requested the court to remand the accused at the Central Police Station in Nakuru so that investigations could be completed.
However, Samoja’s lawyer wanted him to be released on bail noting that the crime had taken place in June last year and the police had had enough time to carry out necessary investigations. Bail applications were heard today with the hearing of the case postponed to March 6, 2013.
A warrant of arrest has been issued against Muktadha who is currently in Lebanon. The girl’s father stated that Samoja was planning on going to exile but was arrested in time.