Bomet county lays trap to nab suspects as cases of sodomy increase


Bomet county lays trap to nab suspects as cases of sodomy increase

Residents of Bomet are living in apprehension over the rising cases of sodomy in the region .

On Thursday Cheibei tea buying centre in Konoin sub county, Bomet lost its glory after a mentally challenged person was sodomized at the facility when everyone was away after heavy downpour.

In a report filed at Mogogosiek police station, the accused Charles Ngetich Cheruiyot was found in the act by a witness who raised alarm attracting the entire Cheibei neighbourhood who turned up in large numbers.

According to Konoin sub county police boss Alex Shikondi the police got information from the father of the victim that his son Jonathan Kipkemoi, 36, had been sodomized and the suspect has also been arrested.

“We knew the life of the suspect was in danger, I ordered officers on duty to act immediately and take charge, we are told the victim is dumb and mentally ill” Said Shikondi.

The suspect and victim were taken for medical examination at Mogogosiek health centre after which the suspect was locked up in police station to help in investigation.

Joel chepkwony father to the complainant said investigation must be done in order for his son to get justice.

The latest has seen Bomet county commissioner Geoffrey Omonding has raised concern over escalating cases of sodomy in the county.

Addressing press in his office, he said the records he has obtained shows that serious cases of middle-aged men who are illicit brews addict are drugged when intoxicated and thrown into the bush before they got sodomized.

“Yesterday in Cheibei village in Konoin sub-county, a mentally ill man was sodomized in a broad daylight inside a tea buying centre, the suspect is still even in custody, now if people have resorted to taking advantage on sick persons, it reflects how grievous the vice is” said Omoding.

At the same time, he blamed illicit brews dealers for being part of the cartels who are hiding  the suspects in brewing dens.

“We have laid a trap, and soon some people will appear in court, we are also appealing to churches and other organizations to help us deal with the menace” he added.

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