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Thugs suspected of raping mother in front of family arrested

Tuesday July 07 2020
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The suspects' arrest was facilitated by information from members of local community policing. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By STELLA CHERONO

Four robbery with violence suspects who raided a home in Njoro, Nakuru County and forced children to witness the rape of their mother have been arrested.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says its officers pounced on suspects William Kihara Ndegwa (26), David Ng'ang'a Ngure (22yrs), Eliud Njoroge (36) and Geoffrey Mwangi (36) three days after the raid. 

In a statement, DCI said that they broke into the victims' house on July 3, 2020 in the middle of the night, ransacked it and stole Sh34,000 cash, a D-light solar panel, gas cooker, a mountain bike, mobile phones among other electronics.

"Having assaulted the man of the house and tying him up, the gang then forced the children to witness the animous felony as two of them repeatedly raped their mother," DCI says.

"They then slaughtered one hen, preparing it and  eating it right in the same house," the statement added.

DCI said that the suspects' arrest was facilitated by information from members of local community policing.

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"Suspect William Kihara had already been subjected to mob injustice before officers rescued him from irate members of the public and took him to hospital under guard," DCI said. 

The four are in custody pending arraignment as a manhunt for the fifth suspect continues. 

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