Two arrested over Maseno census enumerator gang rape incident


Two arrested over Maseno census enumerator gang rape incident

In Summary

  • Speaking to Citizen Digital on Sunday, Nyanza Regional Police Commander Dr. Vincent Makhoha said the duo will be arraigned in court on Monday.
  • According to Dr. Makhoha, the woman was ambushed outside her gate after she had been dropped off by her supervisor following completion of day one of the exercise.

Police in Kisumu County are presently holding two people suspected to have gang raped a census enumerator in Maseno on Saturday night.

Speaking to Citizen Digital on Sunday, Nyanza Regional Police Commander Dr. Vincent Makhoha said the duo will be arraigned in court on Monday.

“The census official was attacked by three young men who were hiding in some thicket behind the gate. So far we have managed to arrest two suspects who have recorded their statements and are now in the cells,” said Dr. Makhoha.

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

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 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 continues to receive treatment at a Kisumu hospital.

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