Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in Kapseret, Uasin Gishu County have arrested two suspects behind a spate of robberies, defilement and rape cases in the area.
The two; Kelvin Kipkemboi, 20, and Enock Kirwa, 20, were arrested on Sunday morning by detectives based at the county headquarters and several stolen valuables were recovered.
"The two who were positively identified by their victims had raped a student based at the Eldoret National Polytechnic on March 26, after gaining entry into a room where the student slept with her boyfriend in Langas area," DCI said in a statement.
In a related occurrence, Kipkemboi and Kirwa had defiled a 16-year-old girl a week before, in an incident that followed a similar modus operandi.
"The duo had after breaking into the minor’s family home, dragged her outside and defiled her in turns," the DCI added.
A third suspect, who is the recipient of stolen electronic goods identified as Julius Kyalo, was also arrested.
The suspects are currently in custody at Eldoret’s Central Police station and are being processed for arraignment on Monday.