Farther of Reuben Kiborek, an aide to a Cabinet Secretary accused of raping his boss’s 16-year-old daughter, caused a stir at the Nakuru Law Courts after his son appeared before a judge to face the charges leveled against him.
Kiborek was appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Yvonne Khatambi to answer to two counts of defilement and an alternative charge of an indecent act.
The sexual assault of the 16-year-old girl is alleged to have happened at one of the town’s five-star hotels on Sunday night.
The suspect is alleged to have picked up the minor from their home on Sunday afternoon and drove her to the Hotel where he committed the act. The girl then reported the matter to her parents who in turn informed the police.
Reports claim that Kiborek fled the hotel immediately after the act and the police mounted a manhunt for him by various police teams, including the special crimes unit.
The suspect was later tracked down and arrested by police officers on December 23 and detained him at Bondeni Police Station waiting to be arraigned in court.
It is reported that Kiborek arrived in court at 11.30am accompanied by his lawyer and hundreds of his friends who sneaked him into the courtroom through the back door.
Immediately after the accused was directed to the dock, judge Khatambi ordered all journalists and anybody who was not Kiborek’s relative to get out of court.
His father nonetheless tried to force his way into the premises as others attempted to bar the media from recording the whole scenario.
Soon after he was arraigned, the hundreds of his friends, mostly men who were allowed to enter the courtroom, whisked him out of the precincts.
The case is set to be mentioned on January 18, 2019.