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Sigor: 7 arrested for filming and distributing sexual assault clip

Detectives in Bomet County have arrested seven suspects who recorded themselves sexually assaulting a woman in a dimly lit room.

According to a police report, the incident took place in Chebanyi village in Kimaya, Chepalungu with the clip trending as ‘Sigor Boys’.

The report was filed at Olbutyo Police Station.

“Following the circulation of pornography video purported to have taken place at Chebanyiny village of Kimaya sub-location m/r 990905 about 3kms west of the station, Police officers together with area chief and nyumba kumi elders conducted the operation at the said area and managed to arrest seven suspects among them two have been identified,” the report reads.

Police added that they would produce the suspects in court and apply to hold them for longer as they conduct their investigations.

The incident according to the police happened sometime in December 2023 and has been condemned online with many calling for stringent measures to address such incidents.

The suspects have been placed in police custody for interrogation even as investigations into the incident continue.

**Trigger warning**

The arrests come after an undated viral video was shared on the social media  X platform which shows several men in a dimly lit room taking turns to sexually assault a woman.

In the video clip, the woman is heard screaming as one man rapes her, with the others talking in their mother tongue and waiting for their turn to commit the heinous act.