A prison warder based in Thika GK Prison in Kiambu County is currently in police custody after allegations that he conspired with his colleague to rape a 21 year-old woman.
The woman claims that she was sexually abused on October 4, when she had gone to visit her husband who works at the facility.
The alleged victim said she lives in Kisii where her husband previously worked and her husband had sent her fare by M-pesa to go visit him in Thika.
She said she and her one-and-a-half year-old son arrived in Thika at 8 pm on Monday.
She met two prison warders at Thika GK Prison’s main gate and she informed them that she came to visit her husband who was unreachable on the phone at that time.
She therefore asked the two officers to assist her in tracing him. She sat at the visitors’ waiting bay for two hours and at 10 pm, the two warders returned and told her their attempts to trace her husband were futile.
Because it was raining, one of the officers took her and the child to shelter in his house in the police quarters.
“It was a small mabati house,” said the woman. She was told to shelter there and she would be assisted in the morning of October 5 in tracing her husband.
She then said a few minutes to 11 pm, the two warders returned and locked the door inside using a chair.
She said one of the grabbed and pinned her on the floor, he then brandished a firearm and warned to kill her if she dared scream.
According to the alleged victim, the two took turns in raping her. They then left after committing the crime. The woman said she spent the whole night crying in the room.
In the morning she met a female prison warder and she confided in her. ‘She took me to her senior supervisors where I reported the ordeal, I, thereafter, went to a hospital in Sega town,” said the woman.
According to her, she was referred to Thika Level 5 Hospital for examination. Later that day, she went to Thika Police Station and filed a rape report.
Sources say that her O.B number 88/12/10/2021 was issued on Tuesday October 12 after several cover-up complaints by the woman.
Her medical report confirmed that she was indeed raped. On Tuesday October 5, Thika West Sub-County Police Commander Daniel Kinyua confirmed that one of the prison warders suspected of sexually assaulting the woman was arrested.
The police boss said they are investigating the rap allegation against the two warders and the woman. He added that they won’t cover it up if they find the two culpable.
Up to date, the husband of the alleged rape woman is still out of reach.