In another matter, the Lusaka High Court has jailed a 28-year-old man of Kafue to 22 years for sexually abusing his nine-year-old sister on two occasions.
Judge Anessie Banda-Bobo jailed Samson Chibuno for taking advantage of the granddaughter whom he was looking after thereby sexually abusing her.
Chibuno, howeve,r threatened to beat the girl when she disclosed that he was the one behind her pregnancy arguing that it was unheard of for a grandchild to accuse her grand father of such a thing.
Ms Justice Banda-Bobo said in her judgment that she was inclined to be merciful but her hands were tied because Chibuno betrayed the trust of the girl and his family.
Chibuno was charged with incest which he committed between June 1 and September 5, last year in Kafue.
The girl had told the court during trial that Chibuno called her in his house on three occasions, whenever people had gone to the fields, to have sex with her.
She told the court that court that she fled to her mother’s house when Chibuno attempted to have sex with her for the fourth time.
Chibuno in his defence denied the charge but said that the girl had informed the family that she was impregnated by a man whom she didn’t know the name but could identify him if she saw him.
Ms Justice Banda-Bobo jailed Chibuno for 20 years effective from the