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House help threatens to bewitch her former employer over ‘rape ordeal’

A house help in Ruiru wants police to arrest her former employer for allegedly raping her last Wednesday.

The 18-year-old woman has threatened to consult a witch-doctor to seek revenge should police fail to arrest the popular businessman in Ruiru.

She claims the man raped her after he had chased away his wife following brawl in the master bedroom.

The Form Four leaver told Nairobi News that the ordeal had left her with physical and emotional scars that she has been unable to heal from.


She narrated how on the fateful day, while asleep at night, she heard some commotion in her employer’s bedroom as the man brawled with his wife. Eventually, the man chased his wife out of the house.

All the while, the house help said she remained silent in her bedroom until around 4am when the man called her to go soothe his two-year-old baby to sleep.

“I took the baby and rocked it to sleep while seated at the sofa in the living room. After the baby slept, the man subdued me and raped me on the carpet,” she narrated.

She said she managed to escape to a neighbour’s house upstairs after the ordeal where she found the man’s wife. She had also sought refuge in the house. The two women rushed her to Ruiru sub-district hospital at dawn.


A P3 form filed at the hospital confirmed that the house help had been sexually assaulted. The case has also recorded under OB19/28/9/16 at Mugutha Police Post who promised to arrest the suspect as soon as they trace him.

And in what underlines their desperation, both the house help and her elder sister have vowed to seek the intervention of a witch doctor should police fail to arrest the man.

“We are giving police time to arrest him though, we are aware that he recently moved houses and re-united with his wife. If the police fail us, and the man also fails to compensate us for the beastly act, we shall seek the services of a Meru witch doctor,” said her sister.