A football coach from Malindi, Kilifi County was on Tuesday charged with defiling two underage boys who formed part of his sports team.
Patrick Mbauni Muriithi, 28 allegedly committed the heinous act on diverse dates between December 2021 and January 11, 2023, in Malindi town’s Kisumu Ndogo area.
Muriithi denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Usui alongside nine other counts of defilement.
The prosecution requested the court to detain Muriithi for 14 more days to allow for additional investigations into his alleged infractions and to present its findings before the court to determine whether the suspect is eligible for bail or not.
Usui allowed the detention ordering that the suspect be detained until February 7, 2023, when the prosecution will submit its findings before the court.
The Child’s Protection Unit arrested the tycoon running a football club in Malindi, saying he was using it to recruit children for sexual exploitation.
Four minors have so far been identified and taken to safety.