Police wrap up probe into girl’s gang rape

Police in Busia say they have completed investigations into gang rape and violent attack on a school girl more than three months ago.

Wednesday October 16 2013

PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA Dr. Hillary Mabeya, a gynaecologist and fistula surgeon and nurse Charity Kimaiyo, chat with Liz at Gynocare Fistula Centre in Eldoret on September 21, 2013. Her doctors are happy with her medical progress.

PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA Dr. Hillary Mabeya, a gynaecologist and fistula surgeon and nurse Charity Kimaiyo, chat with Liz at Gynocare Fistula Centre in Eldoret on September 21, 2013. Her doctors are happy with her medical progress. NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Police in Busia say they have completed investigations into gang rape and violent attack on a school girl more than three months ago.

Butula criminal investigations chief Shadrack Bundi on Wednesday said the officers were planning to send their findings to Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko.
“We are preparing to send the file to the office of the DPP for further instructions,’’ he said.

But even as he spoke, the officers are yet to arrest six suspects said to have raped the Standard Seven pupil in Tingolo Village on the night of June 26.

To conceal their crime, the suspects dumped the girl in a pit latrine from where she was rescued by villagers.

The matter was reported at Tingolo AP Camp and it was recorded as assault. Three suspects who had been arrested by villagers were released after being made to slash grass as ‘punishment.’

The 16-year-old girl is now confined to a wheel chair for what doctors say is a spinal injury and has developed fistula. She is admitted at Gynocare Fistula Centre in Eldoret.

On Wednesday, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Chief Executive Patricia Nyaundi demanded the immediate arrest of the suspects.

Nation Media Group has launched a campaign to support the pupil (who we named Liz), and has offered to meet her medical expenses, which doctors at Gynocare put at Sh600,000.

Well-wishers can also send donations for Liz’s medical care to M-Pesa paybill number 500944, account 161616.

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