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Kimaiyo says cops will not charge 'rape' suspects

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
Activists with underwear's protest along city streets over the rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl by six men in Busia. The protesters presented a petition to inspector general David Kimaiyo Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE
Activists with underwear's protest along city streets over the rape of a 16-year-old schoolgirl by six men in Busia. The protesters presented a petition to inspector general David Kimaiyo Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE

INVESTIGATIONS into the alleged gang rape of a 16-year- old girl in Busia have found no evidence to link the youths to the crime. Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo on Saturday said the allegations of rape had not been confirmed. He said the girl’s mother, AP officers and doctors who treated the teenager after the alleged attack have responded otherwise. 

Kimaiyo said cases of rape need to be attended to as soon as they occur so that evidence is not destroyed.“In the case of Liz, it took her two months to report the allegations of rape and therefore no evidence can be retrieved to link the suspects to the offence,” he said.

Kimaiyo said police are hunting for the six men who conspired and threatened Liz and her friends as they were walking home.He said the suspects will be charged with intention to commit crime.

In a three page press statement, Kimaiyo defended AP officers at Tingolo AP camp. The officers have been accused of releasing the suspects despite the seriousness of the offence.

Kimaiyo said Liz’s family and the family of the suspects had agreed to settle the matter. He said the agreement was not put in writing.

An initial report from the hospital stated that Liz had developed fistula after the rape. Kimaiyo said it is futile to charge any suspects with rape