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Shock in Namanga As Thugs Break Houses, Defiles Minor, Rape Woman

Police in Namanga town border of Kajiado county are investigating a case in which three armed men terrorized residents, defiled a minor and raped a woman.

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One of those defiled is a 12 year old primary school girl, and a 25 year old woman working as a maid at home in the town was raped by three men.

Eye witnesses said the three men arrived in the town at 1am on Monday and left at 6am after breaking into six houses, and defiling the child and defiling a woman.

Police record in the occurrence book at Namanga police station indicates, the 25 year old Tanzanian woman who works for a family was raped by three armed men in turns in the morning.

Her boss, who is a wife of a businessman in town, said the thugs spared her after their realised she was pregnant.

Area OCPD, James Kimani, confirmed the attack but said only two houses, and not six, were broken into.

Kimani said the attackers were walking on foot and their victims never heard them break in, and only woke up to find them in their houses.

“It is true the 25 year old woman was raped by three men who also robbed two phones and a home theatre that was later recovered outside the house,” Kimani said.

In the other house where a minor was defiled, Kimani said, the thugs only managed to steal Sh1, 500 in cash after their act, which contradicts the statement of the woman whose maid was raped. She said the thugs walked away with Sh11, 500.

A resident in the town, Susan Ntore, the only one who gave her name, expressed her fears that the gangsters could operate for six hours in the town without being noticed by police.

“This is shocking because we are asking questions without answers from the police. We have a fully fledged police station in Namanga with enough police office officer. How could this happen?” Ntore asked.

The woman, whose house help was raped, said she was spared after the thugs noticed she was pregnant.

Noo Hassan said he counted four houses that were broken in to by the three thugs. Others who interviewed claimed there were four men armed with one pistol and machetes.

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