There was a shocking moment during a court hearing in Nairobi on Monday, September 20, 2021, when a 13-year-old boy testified that he had willingly had s.e.x with their househelp for eight months starting July 2020.
The boy, whose name has been concealed because he is a minor, explained to the court how the househelp introduced him to s.e.x leading to an addiction.
When asked if he was forced into the act, he said; “No. I felt the urge so I removed my pants to do it without being forced after we did it for the first time.”
He was testifying in-camera after the househelp was granted cash bail in February.
The boy told the Nairobi Principal Magistrate that he used to have s.e.x three times a week with the househelp whose name initials are V.N.W. He says they did it between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on those specific days.
“She told me it’s our secret that I should not tell anyone, and as a result, I never told my parents except when I was caught watching p3rnography using my sister’s phone,” the boy lamented.
He explained to the court that he was usually aroused after watching p3rnography and that they would sometimes have s.e.x mostly in the kitchen and in the sitting room when everyone was asleep.
The boy also revealed to the court that he would steal his sister’s phone to continue watching p3rnography after using the househelp’s phone.
He added that the accused had told him that what they were doing was wrong but he couldn’t stop.
V.N.W was in February 2021 arraigned and charged with defiling a 13-year-old boy for eight months and exposing the adolescent victim to p3rnographic content.
At that time, it was alleged that V.N.W committed the offence in Mwiki area, Kasarani, Nairobi County between July 2020 and February 2021.
She was also charged with promoting a s3xual offence for allegedly showing the minor pornographic content.
Further, she was charged with performing an indecent act with a child.
The incident, according to documents presented in court, was discovered by chance as the parents disciplined the boy on February 21.
The boy’s sister had complained that she had lost her phone while in the house. After enquiring from her adolescent brother and sister, the two denied taking her phone leading to her parents’ intervention.
The parent’s intervened by beating up the boy, who unable to stomach the pain, confessed that he had been using the sister’s phone to watch p3rnography after allegedly being introduced to the vice by the house help.
Alarmed, the parents rushed the boy to a clinic for a medical check-up and reported the incident to the police.
Police said the boy revealed that the house help began the abuse by first showing him videos of people engaging in s.e.xual intercourse.
This grooming, police said, continued until the house help started physically s.e.xually abusing the boy.
The suspect denied the charges and was granted ksh300,000 cash bail or ksh500,000 bond.
The matter will continue for hearing on September 24, 2021.