Nyeri women take on notorious rape gang
Women from a slum in Nyeri on Monday flushed out a gang of youths they accused of raping and terrorising them from a forested area.
It all started when the gang attacked a woman on her way to work at Chania bridge near King’ong’o. They stole her bag and tried to abduct her but she managed to escape and the gang fled.
The first incident was ignored by villagers, who are mostly from Witemere slums. But around noon on Monday, the gang tried to rob yet another woman with a knife but she too escaped.
Ten women from the area then surrounded the small forested area and called several boda boda riders for reinforcement.
The group then combed the area and located one of the suspects whom they cornered and ruthlessly beat up.
The suspect was only rescued by Nyeri county police commander Eunice Kihiko, who was passing by.
The police commander thanked the area residents for their collaborative efforts to curb crime but urged them to desist from taking the law in their hands.