Police on Tuesday arrested two men who are accused of raping a mentally disabled woman in Lamu, Kenya’s coast while masquerading as good Samaritans.
The suspects, identified as Shadrack Murimi Maina, 45, and Hiribae Kokane, 43, subjected the woman to the dreadful act in an abandoned house in the Sina Mbio area.
On the fateful night, the two suspects in company with Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi were on foot patrol when they bumped into the middle-aged woman preparing tea in the house.
Nyumba Kumi is a strategy of anchoring Community Policing at the household level.
Fearing for her safety, Ngumi told the two men to watch over her as he went to seek help.
“However, Ngumi got a shock of his life when he returned to the spot and caught Murimi on the act of raping the intellectually disabled woman. Kokane had already taken his turn and fled the scene,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
With the help of residents, Ngumi rescued the woman and alerted the police. Murimi and Kokane were swiftly arrested and locked up behind bars.
They’ll face rape charges once our detectives finalize investigations.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention, and the sex pests were also subjected to a medical examination.
DCI has warned men against preying on innocent girls and women, saying those caught will be brought to book©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.