Meru granny fined 8 sufurias of food for enticing young boys into sex
There was drama in Kiamuthanga Village in Tigania East, Meru County, after angry residents stormed the home of a woman accused of luring young boys into sex.
The 50-year-old woman identified as Thiura, has however denied the allegations.
Nevertheless, she insisted her actions were shameful to women.
Angered residents called her outcast, adding that she must be cleansed before being accepted back into the community.
Irate women, in hundreds, thronged the homestead of the ‘badly behaved’ woman in protest of her actions.
They chanted traditional songs as they frog-marched Thiura to a field where a cursing ritual was to be conducted.
Livid youth threatened to strip and beat her up in public for disrespecting them, but the 50-year-old woman managed to escape.
Thiura, who is said to be of the ‘Miriti’ age group, was fined for allegedly having sex with sons of women in her age group and this goes against the community’s norms.
David Mutuma, a Kiamuthanga Village resident, said the woman approaches young men and asks them for sexual favours when she is drunk.
The embattled Thiura had a different tale. According to her, young men have been taking advantage of her drunkenness to rape her.
She said a boy, whom she knew very well because they used to drink together, led his colleagues in raping her.
Thiura, who claimed that she was gang-raped by five young men last week, says the community is wrongfully blaming her.
Female residents rubbished her statement saying the suspect is a member of a gang of three women who indulge in alcohol late at night before engaging in sexual acts.
According to one infuriated resident, Monica Momanyi, the wayward woman was ordered to pay eight sufurias of food (five sufurias of rice and three sufurias of stew).
Monica said the food was to be eaten by women during a cleansing ceremony. The ritual will allow Thiura to be accepted back to the community.
Village elders asked for more time to investigate the allegations terming them a disgrace to the community.