A DNA test has confirmed that a pastor accused of defiling a 17-year-old girl in a church impregnated the victim.
The test, ordered by a Mwingi court in Kenya, showed that Pastor Steve Masila impregnated the Standard Seven pupil, who hails from Nguutani ward, on August 12, 2017.
Mwingi senior resident magistrate Grace Kirugumi on Tuesday, September 11, granted the suspect a Sh200,000 bond with a surety of the same amount.
The Arising Christian Ministries pastor appeared before the magistrate at the Mwingi law court for the release of the DNA result.
Masila is accused of defiling the minor as she was mopping the church in preparation for a Sunday’s service on the fateful Saturday.
According to the victim, Pastor Steven found her washing the church on that fateful Saturday evening and defiled her warning her not to tell anyone, else he would harm her.
“Pastor Steven found me mopping the church and raped me warning me not to tell anyone including my mom,” said the victim.
The court had heard that Masila, after committing the offence, threatened the minor not to disclose the matter to anyone.
The minor opened up to her mother that it was the pastor who had defiled and impregnated her.
The mother said when they told the Pastor about the newborn he denied hurling insults at her.
‘He insulted me terming me a bad mother as opposed to what he thought if I could destroy his reputation alleging he is the dad to my granddaughter. He further went on saying to take him where we can.”