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Two women gang raped in Kitale

04 June 2012, 08:47 Kabaraji

The residents of Maili tatu area of Grassland location in the outskirts of Kitale town were left speechless when two women were gang raped by a gang of men for four consecutive hours before making away with electronic goods and other properties.

Confirming the incident, Area Chief Isaac Mutirithia said the ladies aged 20 and 23 respectively were repeatedly raped by a five men gang at night from 11pm-2am who also stole two DVD machines, two cell phones, a cloth suitcase and one video player machine.

The two who were not named due to the sensitivity of the matter were rushed to Kitale district hospital where they were treated and released.

According to the area administrator, the assailants are known to the victims who said they can positively identify them as a few suspects were apprehended and paraded before them and were released after the  women said they were not part of the gang.

Reacting to the incident during her speech on Madaraka day, Trans Nzoia county commissioner Mrs. Charity Chepkonga regretted such brutal incidents still happen among the civilized population.

“Such people are animals and should be banished from the society for good and closed there in the bushes to live with fellow animals,” remarked Mrs. Chepkonga.

The commissioner said that the issue had been given priority at her office and that they were laying a strategy that will see all those implicated banished from the society for good.

“A woman is not a sex object but an equal member of the society so your men with medieval brain should either shape up or ship out,” noted the County Administrator.

There is a common belief and tradition among the locals that women are not counted as people but as property a notion that the administrator among appraisal from the women quarter in attendance said that should be done away with as hindered development in the area.

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