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Activists want cop prosecuted for attempted rape

By KNA August 21st, 2015 1 min read

A human rights group in Kibra constituency has called on the Inspector General of Police to take legal action against an Administration Police (AP) officer who is alleged to have made an attempt to rape a minor in Kibra area.

The AP is said to have arrested the girl on August 16, this year at 8 pm over claims that she was putting on a blue navy sweater, which according to the officer, is only worn by security officers.

The officer together with his colleagues then took the girl aged 16, to the Kibra sub-County deputy commissioner’s residence, where they were stationed.

Speaking to journalists at the Nubian Rights Forum (NRF) office in Kibra on Friday, NRF Chairman Ali Shafi said the officer later demanded Sh3,000 from the parents of the girl to secure her release.


Shafi added that after the money was given to the officer, he failed to release the girl immediately as agreed and instead held her hostage for over four hours.

However, contacted on phone by a KNA reporter, the officer did confirm that he had arrested the young girl over what he said was an impersonation case for wearing a sweater of the administration police.

The officer denied having received the money, reiterating that after interrogating her, they released the young girl.

In a separate interview with KNA, the girl claimed the officer had asked her if she was a virgin, and forcefully took her mobile number asking her to meet him the following day at Yaya Center where she is taking computer lessons.

The group has pledged to move to court next week to ensure that justice is done.