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Did Kilimani police station cover up rape at city university?

A parent has accused Kilimani police station commander of failing to investigate a case in which his daughter was raped by her colleague at a city university last month.

Though the matter was reported to the station on July 27 this year and the report booked under Occurrence Book (OB) 67/27/7/2016, police only launched investigations Saturday – 11 days later – after the complaint letter written to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) was leaked to the media.

The victim’s father, in the letter dated August 3, said that the police were reluctant to investigate the matter since the suspect’s father was a very prominent and influential person.


The Kilimani Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Phyllis Kanina has told Nairobi News said that upon receiving the complaint on Saturday, her officers took over the investigations and that the detectives are expected to visit the said university.

Detectives confirmed that the matter was indeed reported at the station but no explanation was given as to why investigations were not launched, despite rape being a serious offence.

The Kilimani police station commander said that he had assigned an officer to investigate the case, but later claimed that the alleged offence was committed within the jurisdiction of Capital Hill police station.

Even after the matter was reported, it was never brought to the attention of the senior officers both at the division and the county, and even the Capital Hill station commander.

A senior officer at the station had claimed that the matter was dealt with administratively by the university management and the student suspected to have raped his colleague was suspended.