Makueni: Man, 36, Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman

A 36-year-old man is being held in custody as he is being investigated for the rape and robbery with violence of a woman that occurred Wednesday night in Mbooni, Makueni County.

According to a police report, Munyao Muoka was handed over to police by an irate mob that almost lynched him after he was cornered trying to flee after the woman raised an alarm.

“According to the victim, she was headed home at around 10:30 pm from the market where she plies her trade when the man who demanded money from her accosted her.

“When she became hesitant, the man placed a knife on her neck and snatched her day’s sales of Sh200,” the report said.

The man then covered her lips with a leso that she was wearing before raping her.

“After the ordeal, the victim rushed towards Mukelenzu market where she raised alarm prompting the angry members of the public to go after the suspect with furry.

“Police officers based at Kalawa police station immediately rushed to the scene, arrested the suspect, and escorted him and the victim to Kalawa Sub-county hospital for necessary medical tests and treatment,” the report added.

Meanwhile, a kitchen knife used by the suspect to intimidate the victim was recovered at the scene of the crime and stored as evidence.