DCI Arrest Two Men Gang-Raping Mentally Ill Woman

In a statement by the detectives, 45-year-old Shadrack Murimi Maina, and 43-year-old Hiribae Kokane were reported to have subjected the woman to the dreadful act in an abandoned house in the Sina Mbio area. 

DCI Arrest Two Men Gang-Raping Mentally Ill Woman

Two men suspected to have gang-raped a mentally handicapped woman in Lamu County, while masquerading as Good Samaritans were arrested on Tuesday, September 14 by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

In a statement by the detectives, 45-year-old Shadrack Murimi Maina, and 43-year-old Hiribae Kokane were reported to have subjected the woman to the dreadful act in an abandoned house in the Sina Mbio area. 

The men were accompanied by a Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi and were on foot patrol when they bumped into the middle-aged woman preparing tea with a loaf of bread in the area that has been notorious for criminal activity. 

Lamu Police Station. /THE STAR

Fearing for her safety, Ngumi told the two men to watch over her as he went to seek help. However, Ngumi was shocked on returning to the spot to find and bust Murimi on the act of raping the intellectually disabled woman.

Kokane had already taken his turn and fled the scene. The incident was reported to have occurred between 8 am and 9 am on Monday, September 13.

With the help of residents, Ngumi rescued the woman and alerted the police. Murimi and Kokane were swiftly arrested and locked up behind bars.

The duo will face rape charges once the DCI detectives finalize investigations.

The officers meanwhile took the terrified victim to the nearby Hindi Magogoni Dispensary for medical examination. The rapists were also subjected to a medical examination. 

To stem the rising cases of rape and defilement, the DCI warned men who prey on innocent women and girls that they will meet the same fate as the two Lamu men. 

The detectives also urged the members of the public to join law enforcement agencies in fighting sex crimes by reporting such cases through the investigative agency's toll-free hotline 0800722203.

Entrance to the DCI headquarters in Nairobi. /FILE