Corpun file 14059
The Guardian, Dar es Salaam, 21 September 2004
Ex-policeman gets 30 years for defiling minor
By Sifa Lubasi
Former police officer Mihayo Genjile
was yesterday jailed for 30 years and ordered to receive 12
strokes of the cane for defiling and raping a 13-year-old girl.
Temeke District Court Magistrate Mwanaisha Chande passed the
sentence after she was satisfied that the prosecution had proven
its case against the accused beyond any reasonable doubt.
The prosecution paraded seven witnesses, including the victim,
while five witnesses appeared for the defence during the case.
The judgement was delivered behind closed doors and a stunned Genjile
was later led from the courtroom to the cells to await the short
trip to Ukonga Prison where he will begin serving his lengthy
Genjile was found guilty of defiling the girl in
Chang'ombe, Dar es Salaam, last year after taking her to his
home where he had promised to temporarily accommodate his
"guest" as arrangements were being made to ferry her to
The case was heard in camera, but according to reports appearing
in The Guardian's Kiswahili sister paper, Nipashe, when it
first highlighted the girl's ordeal last year, Genjile
raped and defiled the complainant repeatedly during the three
weeks he locked her in his house.
Genjile warned the girl against talking to neighbours and
told her to tell them that she was his sister if they insisted on
knowing who she was.
The girl was lost and found loitering in the streets when she was
picked up and taken to Kilimahewa Police Post.
Genjile collected the girl from the post and was supposed
to take her to Chang'ombe Police Station where arrangements
for her trip to Songea were to have been made.
But Genjile led her to the Chang'ombe police quarters
where he asked her to have a bath and offered her a snack before
A curious woman living in a neighbouring house spotted the girl
after three weeks and questioned her.
Good Samaritans took the girl to Central Police Station after she
had narrated her ordeal at the hands of Genjile who was
arrested and charged with defilement and rape.
On January 6, the Police Force announced that it had sacked Genjile.
The Force's spokesman, Aden Mwamunyange, made the
announcement on behalf of Inspector General of Police Omar
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Corpun file 14072
The African, Tanzania, c.27 September 2004
Jailed 30 years for rape
Bunda District Court in Mara Region, Friday last week, sentenced Fyeka
Makanga (28) and Sanai Webiro, both residents of Nyamuswa Centre to 30 years in
jail each and be whipped 12 strokes by the cane after they were convicted of
raping a woman.
Earlier, it was claimed by Public Prosecutor Inspector of Police, Lukyaa
Enosi Rwamahe, that on March 28 2004 at around 8.00 pm at Nyamuswa Centre, the
accused raped one woman (name withheld) causing her severe injuries and harm.
The Public Prosecutor told the court that the two accused covered the woman’s
mouth to stop her from calling for help. However, the woman identified them and
went to report at Nyamuswa Police Post, resulting in the arrest of the
The two men were jailed for 30 years each and will also have to pay a fine of
Tsh. 50,000 to the woman after the prosecution proved their case beyond