Two randy police officers have landed in trouble after they drugged a woman before r*ping her brutally.
Lawyer Kennedy Nyamokeri at Tigania law court on September 8 (PHOTO: Darlington Manyara/Nation)
Two police officers have reportedly r*ped a female suspect in police cell. This is coming after the woman told Tigania Resident Magistrate Paul Wechuli that two officers based at the Mulika Police station drugged her milk before r*ping her.
NairobiNews reports that the woman, who had been locked up at the station on Monday for malicious damage, said she was later released on Sh30,000 police bail pending appearance in court.
She was arrested by the police for allegedly destroying a mattress, assorted clothes and three plastic containers worth Sh70,000 belonging to her husband Henry Kaberia Karumpa who reported the matter to police.
However, the drama started when she appeared at the court to plead to the charges, she was told police had not brought her file in court. When she went to the station to inquire about the file, she was re-arrested and locked up alone in a separate cell. It was during the period that the two police officers allegedly r*ped her after drugging her milk.
Defence lawyer Kennedy Nyamokeri accused police of drugging his client before raping her and failing to present the cash bail in court.
“Your honour, it is very sad that the accused woke up in a police cell and realized she had been $exually assaulted by the same officers who gave her a packet of milk,” said Nyamokeri.
He went on: “My application is that the officers commanding (OCS) Mulika police be summoned in court in efforts to identify the rogue officers. Police have not even presented the cash bail that my client deposited at the station.”
“l have information that the OCS is even aware of the heinous act by the officers in the station, these kind of things should not be happening in modern Kenya,” said Mr Nyamokeri.
Mr Wechuli had to release the suspect on free bond so that she could undergo treatment.
The magistrate ordered Tigania East DCIO to investigate the matter and accompany the victim to Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment. He also summoned senior police officers over the r*pe claims.
The court also summoned the OCS Mulika police station and Tigania East police boss Charles Koskey to tell the court why police booked a suspect in custody while she had deposited a police cash bail and issued a receipt.
They will appear in court on Monday next week for the mention of the case.