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Gunman arrested after raping woman as husband watched

A man was on Wednesday morning arrested by police officers on suspicion of rape, gun possession and robbery with violence.

A man and a wife reported that, while on their way home in Umoja 3 on Wednesday 4am, they were attacked and robbed by gunman in his 30’s.

The  gunman ordered the man to leave his wife behind.

According to the husband, the suspect then dragged his wife to a nearby building and raped her as he watched in disbelief while hiding nearby.

“After the ordeal, the couple then followed the man and saw him enter a nearby house,” a police report says.


They went and reported the incident at Mowlem police post; police officers from Buru buru police station were alerted and followed the couple and arrested the suspect without any incident.

After the arrest, a Taurus Kenya Police KP vh 36261 was recovered in his car Nissan Wing Road registration number KBL 948Q, which was packed outside.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have bought the revolver from a police officer stationed at Buru Buru police station at a cost of Sh50,000.

The police report says the officer had been interdicted for the offence of breaking into a store in 2012 and stealing.

The officer was arrested and confessed to have stolen two guns and sold them to the suspect and another person who is still at large.


The second gun a Ceska H 4191 belongs to another police officer who failed to report it missing. The

two officers were arrested and have been placed in custody as investigations continue.

The Umoja incident comes just a day after another policeman was arrested after he sold his gun to a criminal in Kasarani area, Nairobi.

The gun is said to have since been used in several crime incidents in the city before it was recovered.

The policeman claims that he lost the weapon but his seniors are questioning why he did not report the matter.

He was arrested and placed in custody and will be charged soon.

Cases of police involvement in crime are on the rise with little or no serious action being taken to tame the same.