Three fishermen arrested for allegedly gang raping woman in Homa Bay


Three fishermen arrested for allegedly gang raping woman in Homa Bay
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Police in Homa Bay County have arrested three fishermen accused of gang raping a 48-year-old woman in her house at Rang’wa location on Saturday night.

According to Suba South Sub-county Police Commander Richard Cheruiyot, the trio; Geoffrey Chacha, Joseph Okinyi and Fredrick Ojwang’ both from Tangwe beach in Sindo broke into the woman’s house and attacked her.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, the police boss said the suspects strangled the woman, leaving her with severe neck injuries. They then reportedly gang raped the woman, leaving her unconscious before robbing her of Ksh.2,000 and a phone worth Ksh.2,000.

He added that the woman was rushed to Suba South Sub County hospital in a critical condition and later referred to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital where she is recuperating.

The three suspects were detained at Magunga Police Station pending arraignment.

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