Two suspects arrested for raping mentally handicapped woman

They will face rape charges once detectives finalise investigations.

In Summary

• The officers took the victim to the nearby Hindi Magogoni Dispensary for medical examination.

• Ngumi rescued the woman with the help of residents and alerted the police.

while masquerading as Good Samaritans.
while masquerading as Good Samaritans.
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Two suspects have been arrested in Lamu for gang-raped a mentally handicapped woman while masquerading as Good Samaritans.

According to the sleuths from DCI, Shadrack Murimi Maina (45) and Hiribae Kokane (43) subjected the woman to the dreadful act in an abandoned house in Sina Mbio area.

The detectives said that the suspects who were accompanied by a Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi, were on patrol when they bumped into the middle-aged woman preparing tea in the crime-prone area.

The victim had a loaf of bread. Fearing for her safety, Ngumi told the two men to watch over her as he went to seek help.

However, Ngumi was shocked when he returned to the spot and caught Murimi in the act of raping the intellectually disabled woman.

Kokane had already committed the act and fled the scene. The incident happened between 8 and 9am on Monday.

Ngumi rescued the woman with the help of residents and alerted the police.

The officers took the victim to the nearby Hindi Magogoni Dispensary for medical examination.

The rapists were also subjected to a medical examination.

Following rising cases of rape and defilement, the DCI has cautioned men who prey on innocent women

Murimi and Kokane were swiftly arrested and locked up behind bars.

They will face rape charges once the detectives finalise investigations.