A rape suspect is fighting for his life at a Busia hospital, after receiving a dog’s beating from an irate mob for raping a physically challenged woman.
The suspect George Ouma, had crept into the victim’s house after he noticed the victim’s caregiver, leave the house at around 6pm last evening.
He took advantage of the victim’s situation and forced himself on her as she screamed for help.
Luckily, her brother who had just rushed to nearby Mundika market to buy vegetables, came back only to find the man in the beastly act.
Together with other angry villagers from Esikulu, they descended on the suspect with blows and kicks attracting the attention of police officers from the local patrol base.
The officers rushed to the scene and saved Ouma from the wrath of the angry mob.
Meanwhile, the visibily shaken victim was rushed to Busia county hospital for treatment and medical procedures necessary for a strong rape charge against Ouma.
Cases of men raping physically challenged members of the society have increased in the recent months with Kenyan Psychologist associating the acts with mental health.
On September 24, Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested two sex pests who allegedly gang-raped a mentally handicapped woman in Lamu County.
In a statement, the two Shadrack Murimi Maina, 45 and Hiribae Kokane, 43, allegedly tricked the lady into thinking they were good samaritans.
It is said that on the fateful night, the two were on a night patrol accompanied by a Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi when they run into the middle-aged woman in an abandoned house in Sina Mbio area.
“The sex perverts, accompanied by a Nyumba Kumi elder Samuel Ngumi, were on foot patrol when they bumped into the middle-aged woman preparing tea in the crime-prone area,” part of the statement reads.
The elder who feared for the woman’s safety asked the two men to watch over her while he left to seek help.
Upon his return, Ngumi was shocked to find Murimi in the act of raping the intellectually disabled woman.
The other man had already fled the scene after taking his turn.
Ngumi later rescued the lady and quickly alerted the police who then arrested the culprits.