A petrol station attendant accused of defiling a 13-year-old girl has has used alleged erectile dysfunction as his defence.
“I have a functionless manhood and so there is no way I could have defiled the girl,” he told Kibera chief magistrate Joyce Gandani on Monday.
Francis Wafula told the court that he frequently uses sex boosting drugs to perform sexual duties and that he was not a defiler.
“I usually use some medicines to make me active, I am a married man and let this court know that I never defiled the girl,” he added.
He told the court that the girl had a grudge against him after a disagreement.
According to the charge sheet, the accused person is said to have defiled the girl on diverse dates between March 20 and June 11 at Hurligham in Dagoreti sub-county within Nairobi county.
He also denied the second count of committing an indecent act with the child contrary to the law.
While responding to charges, the magistrate told him to keep still until the case is heard.
“We have some people who have told us that their manhood was functionless and after the case is heard and determined all the evidence pointed to them as the real culprits,” she told him.
According to the police, the girl used to live at a house next to the petrol station where the accused person was staying and on frequent occasions, the police allege that the accused person would sneak in and defile the girl after luring her with sweets among other gifts.
The police say that the accused person on frequent occasions gave the child money and threatened her not to tell anyone.
The minor kept the secret until one day when she decided to disclose the matter to her father and the matter was later reported to the police.
Court prosecutor Jeff Musyoka did object to Wafula’s release on bond but told the court to release him on strong bond terms.
Musyoka told the court that the prosecution will submit witness statements and documentary evidence to the suspect and proceed with the matter.
Gandani released him on Sh300,000 bond with a surety of the same amount.
She directed the case to proceed on July 23 for mention.