Granny rescued by Sonko team says accusers stole her sufuria
12 January 2016, 14:58
Migori - The 84-year-old granny whose arrest had sparked public outrage prompting the office of the Public Prosecutor to call for her release has in a twist of events accused the complainant of ransacking her house and stealing her only big sufuria known in the local dialect as “nyuol ber”.
Risper Ng’wena who hails from Ranen in Migori County has decried malice and clan wrangles as the impetus behind her ordeals which did not only see her behind bars for three weeks but also saw her grandson house get torched to the ground by angry villagers.
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The granny, whose released was secured by Sonko rescued team said in people well known to her, young men she watched grow ransacked her house in the pretense of looking for stolen items and stole her sufuria and later turned the case on her after the two plastic chairs allegations seemed unsubstantial.
Mother to the alleged boy, who was also arrested although later released, insists her son was not a thief and that the chairs were found outside the compound.
As to why her son fled, she said he went to search for a job. The boy, Pius Ochieng Ong’ongo, 20, allegedly fled when the villagers were looking for him prompting them to burn his house and call the police who arrested both his mother and grandmother.
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