Man imprisoned 10 years for applying oil on 5-year-old’s genitals

A Tanzanian shopkeeper who was caught red-handed in Busia applying oil on a 5-year old girl’s private parts in an attempt to defile her has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

The case which has been in court since September 29, 2016, was finally rounded off Friday, with the man, Andrew Chitau’s outright guilty plea not enough to get him a lighter sentence.

It is reported that on the day of the incident, Chitau lured the minor into his house, but was busted by the minor’s brother as he applied oil on her private parts.

Chitau, the court heard, gave the boy Sh20 to silence him, but his plan failed after the boy reported the matter to his mother.