Murang’a: Rape, defilement suspect re-arrested after escaping from police custody

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 4 Jan, 2022 10:14 | < 1 min read
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Police in Murang'a arrested a suspect wanted for defilement on Monday morning after he engaged them in a chase in Maragua, Murang’a county.

"In an incident that brought Maragua town to a standstill, Andrew Ngugi Wairimu alias Makai, was finally cornered after escaping from lawful custody on June 4, 2021," the police report stated.

Detectives say that the 20-year-old suspect had been arrested last year for gang rape and has two separate defilement charges, pending before Kigumo Law courts. Consequently, a warrant for his arrest was issued by the same court.

The report seen by K24 Digital further stated that the officers who had gotten wind of Makai’s whereabouts ambushed him at Border area of Maragua township, but in his characteristic manner, the machete-wielding suspect resisted arrest and attempted to flee.

"Determined to bring the rape suspect to justice, one of the officers engaged in the operation employed reasonable force and shot him on the left buttock, bringing to an end Makai’s 6 months of temporary freedom," the police report further detailed.

Police say the suspect is currently admitted at Maragua sub-county hospital under the care of medical personnel who have since declared him out of danger.

"The Officer Commanding Station, Maragua, has assigned one sentry to Makai’s hospital bed, just in case he harbours the idea of escaping again and his remaining sitting area suffers a similar fate as the left one," the report further detailed.

After the incident, detectives based in Murang’a South have since taken up the matter and are preparing the suspect’s file to arraign him, immediately he leaves the hospital.