Detectives arrest two rape suspects in Lamu
Two suspected sex predators have been detained in Lamu for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman while posing as Good Samaritans.
The two, Shadrack Murimi Maina, 45, and Hiribae Kokane, 43, committed the atrocity in an abandoned house in the Sina Mbio area on Monday, according to a police report released on Wednesday by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The police said the suspects who were accompanied by a Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi were on patrol when they came upon a middle-aged woman preparing tea in a crime-prone area.
“She had a loaf of bread.Fearing for her safety, Ngumi told the two men to watch over her as he went to seek help,” the police report said.
According to the police, the elder came back but found one of the suspects, Murimi, sexually assaulting the woman.
“However, Ngumi got a shock of his life when he returned to the spot and caught Murimi on the act of raping the intellectually disabled woman,” the police said
According to the police, his accomplice Kokane had already had his turn and fled the scene.
“With the help of residents, Ngumi rescued the woman and alerted the police. Murimi and Kokane were swiftly arrested and locked up behind bars. They’ll face rape charges once our detectives finalize investigations,” the police added.