Census enumerator gang raped in Maseno


Census enumerator gang raped in Maseno

In Summary

  • Confirming the incident, Nyanza police boss Dr. Vincent Makhoha said a hunt has since been launched for the attackers.
  • According to Dr. Makhoha, the woman was ambushed outside her gate after she had been dropped off by her supervisor following completion of the exercise.
  • He added that the suspects were hiding in a thicket near the woman's gate and pounced on her immediately she was dropped off.

A census enumerator attached to Maseno, Kisumu County, has been hospitalized after she was on Saturday night gang raped and robbed by unknown attackers.

Confirming the incident, Nyanza police boss Dr. Vincent Makhoha said a hunt has since been launched for the attackers.

According to Dr. Makhoha, the woman was ambushed outside her gate after she had been dropped off by her supervisor following completion of the exercise.

He added that the suspects were hiding in a thicket near the woman’s gate and pounced on her immediately she was dropped off.

The police boss further stated that the County Statistics Department has been ordered to immediately suspend the supervisor who dropped the woman due to negligence.

The supervisor as well as police officers who were deployed in the area to offer security for the census team have also been summoned to record statements with the police in Maseno who are probing the incident.

Dr. Makhoha added that the suspects also escaped with the woman’s torch and power bank but left behind all other census material.

The woman is presently in a stable condition and is receiving treatment.

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