Police officer found guilty of raping woman in Lamu

Written By: Kennedy Epalat

Ouma was found guilty of rape and abuse of his position of authority as a police officer

A police officer was on Thursday  found guilty of raping a woman who had gone to report a case at the Lamu police station.

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The prosecution explained to the court how Rodgers Ouma lured the woman to his house at Langoni police lines.

Lamu Principal Magistrate, Allan Temba, found Ouma guilty of rape and abuse of his position of authority as a police officer.

He will be sentenced on Friday.

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The court heard that the 26-year-old woman had on December 8, 2019 at 8pm gone to report that her husband was forcing her to take abortion pills to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

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According to the prosecution the officer got her mobile number and said he was willing to help.

The court heard that the woman was on her way home when the suspect stopped her and asked that they walk together as they were going in the same direction.

Since it was raining he offered her shelter until the rains subsided, before raping her.

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Meanwhile a 15-year-old girl is undergoing treatment at Samburu Referral Hospital after she was allegedly defiled by her uncle at Kisima trading centre in Samburu central sub county.

The 32-year-old uncle allegedly committed the offense when the minor was sent by her mother to collect plates from his house at around 7pm on Wednesday.

Narrating her ordeal, the standard eight pupil said when she entered the house, the suspect locked the door from inside before defiling her.

Her uncle threatened to harm her if she screamed. He later informed the girl’s mother that her daughter had fainted on the seat.

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She was rushed to hospital by her mother where she explained what had happened to her. Hospital authorities confirmed that she was defiled.

Samburu Central sub county police commander Alex Rotich said the suspect fled after the girl was taken to hospital, adding that the police are looking for him.

Rotich urged parents to take care of their children especially now that schools are not reopening soon due to COVID 19.


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