A Thika GK prison officer has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a stranded 21-year-old woman, while pretending to be accommodating her in his house last week.
The Kenyan prison officer identified as Amos Momanyi, allegedly raped the mother of one after he hosted her for a night in his house on October 4, after failed attempts to trace her husband, a purported prison warder at the same prison.
The woman reportedly came to the prison around 10 pm to search for her husband, but after a failed attempt to trace him, the suspect offered to help her for the night since they came from the same tribe.
A statement released after his arrest reads;
“The accused officer volunteered to house the complainant since they come from the same region after failed attempts to trace her purported husband at the prison quarters. He went back to sleep at the guard room, leaving her in his house. During the night, the accused returned to the house wild and raped her.”
Commenting on the incident, the woman said she was searching for her husband after he failed to continue providing for their three-year-old son. She said at first the officer looked supportive, only for him to turn wild in the night
The rape victim said;
“He left the house for me but deep in the night, he came back. He threatened to shoot me if I raised alarm. The next day, I went to the prison authorities to continue searching for my husband, but I still couldn’t trace him.”
The woman reported the incident to authorities after she was taken to Thika Police Station for help in tracing her husband.