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GSU officer under probe for raping ex-wife’s sister in revenge

A GSU officer is on the spotlight after he allegedly raped his former sister-in-law at the unit’s headquarters on Thursday.

The officer is alleged to have lured the woman into his house with pretense that he wanted to send her to take some clothes to her nephew.

While in the house, he raped her repeatedly and told her blatantly that he was revenging the fact that her sister left him.

“He called me and asked me to meet him at Allsops market opposite the GSU headquarters so that he could give me the shoes,” the woman said.

DIFFERENT NAME AND FORCE NUMBER

She said when they met, he insisted that they go to the house to pick some other things and while at the gate, he signed in with a different first name and force number.

“When we arrived, he pulled me into the house, tied me up with bed sheets, inserted some pieces of clothes into my mouth and raped me repeatedly, threatening to kill me if I screamed,” the woman said.

She said she only managed to escape from the house after he went out, but as she was running towards the gate, he followed her but she managed to report him to the officers at the gate.

“The officer who had raped me finally arrived at the gate and did not talk to us, but went outside the gate. I shouted to the other officers that the officer was the one who had raped me, but he shouted that he did not know me,” she said.

The other officers, she said, requested for a vehicle and took her to the Medicines Sans Frontiers, MSF clinic along Thika Road where she was examined and treated.

A report from the hospital’s Sexual Violence Recovery Center, and which is in our possession, confirmed that she had had a sexual encounter without protection.

PROBABLE HIV INFECTION

The victim, according to the report signed by MSF examining officer, Peninah Angwenyi, was vaccinated for Hepatitis, given the Post Exposure Prophilaxis medication, usually given to victims of rape to protect them from probable HIV infection.

Independent Policing Oversight Authority, Ipoa Chairman, Macharia Njeru said he had dispatched a team of investigators to the headquarters of the police unit to investigate the matter.

“We received the report on Tuesday and we are treating it with utmost seriousness, since the allegations fall under ‘Priority matters’. We promise to get to the bottom of it,” Mr Njeru said.

The matter booked under OB number 46/9/2/2017 at the Muthaiga Police Station, was also reported in IPOA, under reference number IPOA/CMU/218/2017. AP3 form signed by OCS Muthaiga states that the victim reported to have been raped by someone well known to her.

SETTLE MATTER

The Nation has also acquired a recorded telephone conversation between the officer and his victim, where the officer asked the victim to arrange and meet him, so that they could settle the matter without involving the authorities, saying that the issue was threatening to render him jobless.

A source at the GSU Headquarters on Wednesday, however, said that the officer was on duty and that he had been deployed on duty outside the station.

GSU Commandant, Toroitich Chelimo was not available for a comment about the matter, as her calls went unanswered.