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Residents demand justice for sodomized minors

05 August 2016, 18:57 Joseph Njung’eh

Nairobi - Residents of Kirimahiga village of Mathioya, Murang’a County, have accused police laxity for taking long to arrest a suspect alleged to have sodomized two minors.

The irate residents have threatened to take law into their hands if police will not arrest the suspect who has been molesting the two brothers aged 8 and 14 years.

Led by Pastor Paul Kibugi they said they are tired of living amongst the rapist whose case was reported to Nyakianga police station but is yet to be apprehended.

Kibugi said they have provided details of the accused to the police and no action had been taken.

The two boys, who were orphaned after their mother died two years ago, are said to have been sodomised by their neighour on several occasions.

The father of the boys who is a casual worker said he noticed the young boy having difficulties in walking and when questioned the boys revealed what had been happening.

“After death of their mother two years ago, I have been caring for them but noticed unique walking style. When l demanded to know what had transpired with their legs they said what had been happening to them. They were threatened with death if they disclosed the rapists,” said the father.

“With the help of one of my neighbours, we took the boys to hospital and medical report indicated the boys were molested,” the father narrated painfully.

He said the accused is well known in the village but efforts to have him arrested have remained futile.

A neighbour, Joyce Nyambura said they have been traumatized by the heinous act saying the minors have been experiencing difficulties even in sitting.

“We demand police to arrest the accused because he may continue hurting other children from the village,” said Nyambura.

Mathioya Deputy County Commissioner Charles Laboso said no formal complaint was made to the police.

He told the residents to report and record statement in police station so that action could be taken against the accused person

- MyNews24

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