A 17-year old form two student from Kitui Central is receiving treatment at the Kitui County Referral Hospital after she was allegedly abducted, assaulted and gang-raped by four young men.
According to the victim, a man appeared from nowhere and jumped on her before dragging her into the darkness when she visited the toilet on Tuesday night at around 10pm.
“He dragged me from our compound while gagged to a nearby spot where three other young men and a woman whom I recognized waited.”
“They then hauled me to a nearby ravine where they beat me up, raped me in turns and left me for dead,” she narrated painfully to KNA from her hospital bed.
She noted that she lost consciousness during the ordeal and only came back to regaining her consciousness nearly six hours later.
Her mother Catherine Musyoka said they spent the entire night frantically searching for their missing daughter only to find her helpless and covered in blood in the ravine.
The aggrieved family, which hails from Miambani village, is demanding for the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of the heinous act which has left their daughter physically and psychologically scarred.
Kitui Central Police Boss Chrispinus Ogutu said two of the suspects had been arrested while the rest were still at large but affirmed efforts to apprehend and bring them to book.
Meanwhile, Kitui Executive for Gender, Sports and Culture Hellen Kitheka decried increased cases of rape and defilement in the county and called for forthwith prosecution of all sex offenders.