By JOHN MAJAU
A victim of kidnapping and rape has petitioned Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere to have her attackers arrested and prosecuted.
The student, 18, who says she knows some of her attackers, claims that justice was being delayed even after she reported the matter to Kariene Police Station in Imenti Central District.
Speaking at her mother’s home at Kariene market moments after she was discharged from Nairobi Women’s Hospital, the victim said the kidnappers waylaid her on the way to Meru Level Five Hospital as she went to seek treatment on August 29.
She said three women, who are her neighbours, had assaulted her the previous day.
“As I was almost getting to the hospital, I saw a saloon car behind me, and the occupants asked me to get in as they were also heading to the hospital. But when I entered the car I found three men and two women, who ordered me to shut up,” she said.
The victim narrated how the kidnappers, including the three women whom she said were her previous attackers, threatened to kill her if she raised an alarm.
“After uncovering their faces I recognised the women but the men were strangers. I sensed danger after they snatched my phone and warned me against calling anybody,” she said.
She added: “They drove towards the Meru-Nairobi highway, but from there I found myself in a small room where I could hear people scream.”
She said her face was covered and she was ordered to lie down before she was raped several times at intervals for three days, without being given water or food.