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Man lynched for raping assistant chief's daughter

01 November 2013, 19:29 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - A rape suspect was lynched on Thursday by an angry mob at Chavakali market in Sabatia Constituency, Vihiga County.

The man was suspected to have broken into the Walodeya sub-location assistant chief’s home, with three others, and raped the chief’s 6-year-old daughter in a nearby maize plantation.

Sabatia sub-County commissioner, Joseph Kanyiri, said that the gang had attacked the assistant chief, Hesbon Munavo, on Thursday at around midnight and stole a few items before raping the minor.

“The gang went into hiding immediately after the act, which prompted the angry residents to hunt for them, before getting hold of the one, who was lynched,” Kanyiri said.

The minor has since been admitted at Vihiga Hospital nursing serious injuries, but responding to medication positively.

The three other suspects were later arrested and salvaged from the angry mob by police who have detained them, pending investigations into their case, before being arraigned in court on Monday.

Cases of insecurity have been rife in the region, with the area MP, Alfred Agoi, sending stern warning to the groups of people who attack innocent residents at night, that if arrested, they will face stern punishments.

“The people who roam at night breaking into other peoples’ houses, stealing and injuring them will not be tolerated in Sabatia if they are arrested. We ask the government to impose sterner penalties for them,” he said.

The body of the one who was lynched was taken to Vihiga Hospital mortuary.

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