- Fred Leparan was sentenced to 35 years in prison
- Selina Adundo, his accomplice,to serve a 2-year non-custodial sentence
A former employee at Mama Lucy Hospital convicted in child trafficking case has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Fred Leparan was sentenced to 35 years in prison but he will only serve 25 years in prison and 10 years on probation.
Selina Adundo, his accomplice, received a 2-year non-custodial sentence or a fine of Ksh.300000
“The two, knowing that they had a duty of care for these three children, exposed the children to abuse, and therefore the two are guilty of the offense as charged,” the court noted.
In passing the judgement, the court took note of a BBC documentary saying that it was evident from the video that there were talks of children between Fred, the whistleblower and Rose who had posed as the buyer of the children.
“…..if Rose was to get one child why would he not let the other two go as per the discharge?” Court posed.
The court said that Fred handed over the children to Rose against the acts and ethics of social workers.
During the hearing, one of the witnesses narrated to the court how Fred Leparan took Ksh.300,000 from a journalist in an illegal sale of abandoned babies at the hospital.
Leparan had asked the woman named as Rose the gender she preferred, to which she replied that gender did not matter adding that she wanted a healthy child.
Leparan was asked by the BBC reporter, who had pretended to be a buyer, whether the baby was healthy, and he replied that he was thereby confirming his intent to steal and sell the child