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Police in search of gang linked to Karen rape incident

By Ombati | October 24th 2013

By Cyrus Ombati

NAIROBI, KENYA; Police are looking for a gang that attacked and raped a house girl in a robbery incident in a house in Nairobi’s Karen area.

The gang escaped with household goods in the Wednesday night incident, police said.

According to Langata head of CID James Manuni, the gang of about ten managed to get into the house after scaling a fence and terrorised the family for hours, raped the woman and escaped with the stolen property.

“We have an idea who they are and it is a matter of time before we arrest them now,” said Manuni.

The woman was taken to hospital where she is admitted in a stable condition. Cases of rape during such robberies are on the rise and police are struggling to address the incidents.

Elsewhere, police are looking for another gang over an incident in which they robbed passengers on a matatu Wednesday night in Dandora area in the increasing cases of carjacking.

The bus was ferrying more than 40 passengers to the area when some of the passengers turned out to be armed thugs.

Police said they commandeered the bus into a dark alley and robbed the passengers of their cash and other valuables. According to police, the gang later escaped on foot abandoning the passengers at the robbery site.

Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has told motorists and passengers to be vigilant while traveling and insist on being screened all the time as part of efforts to address the menace.

“The passengers must ensure they are screened all the time for their own safety. There is no alternative to this issue and the operators must also take that responsibility,” he said.

The cases have been on the rise in the recent past with up to three buses being robbed weekly.


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