A Siaya court has sentenced 33-year-old Simion Oduor to life imprisonment for defiling a 4-year-old girl at Malanga village in Siaya.

Simon allegedly lured the little girl into the house with a banana while she was playing.

“The girl was playing when he asked her to get into his house so that he gives her a banana,” read the statement from the DPP.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) stated that the girl reported the incident to her mother, who then informed the police.

The conviction comes two days after a Garissa court sentenced another man to life imprisonment for defiling a five-year-old girl who had been sent to buy a household item from his shop.

The cases of sexual abuse have recently increased in the country with the main cause being poverty, cultural beliefs, ignorance of the law among other causes.

On November 12, a court in Garissa County sentenced a 23-year-old cleric to life imprisonment for sodomizing a six-year-old boy inside a mosque in the Bulla Medina area, Garissa.

According to a report from the DPP, the victim was leaving the mosque when the accused lured him with bubble gums.