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Police arrest man suspected of defiling mentally ill granny

Police have arrested a man suspected of defiling a mentally ill granny before he went into hiding.

The suspect, 45, is currently under custody in Mwala, Machakos County, and is believed to have committed the crime on Tuesday night.

According to the police, Joseph Muema, 45, committed the despicable act that has left residents of Ikuuni village in Kindaruma Sub Location in shock.

The suspect is said to have sneaked into the 77-year-old victim’s bedroom where and committed the offense.

Police said that he was caught in the act by the victim’s son, who had gone to check on his mother at around 11pm.

“He fled the scene into the night’s darkness, luckily, the suspect had left behind his pair of trousers and akala (tire-made sandals), making it easier for the search team to trace him in the wee hours of the morning,” police said.

Both the suspect and the victim were escorted to Mbiuni Level Four Hospital where medical tests indeed confirmed that the elderly woman had been raped.

The suspect is currently in custody and being processed to face rape charges.

Meanwhile, Kirinyaga police are holding a 43-year-old secondary school teacher for allegedly sodomizing a mentally ill man.

According the police, the teacher was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly committing the crime in Sagana town.

The suspect is alleged to have lured the 25-year-old man with a bottle of beer which he spiked before committing the heinous act.

The victim who works as a car washer in Baricho town is said to been picked by the suspect on the day and offered to buy him a drink at Sagana town.

In a police report, the suspects described feeling drowsiness after a few gulps of beer.

After the incident, the suspect allegedly dumped the unconscious man at the Sagana River thinking he was dead.

The victim who was naked was found by women who were drawing water and later gained consciousness identifying the teacher as the offender.

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