Police in Thika are holding a Thika GK prison officer, who allegedly raped a stranded 21-year-old woman, in the pretence of accommodating her in his house, last week.
Police reports say Amos Momanyi, allegedly raped the mother of one after he hosted her for a night in his house on October 4, after failed attempts to trace her husband, a purported prison warder at the same prison.
The woman had visited the prison at around 10 pm to search for her husband, but after a failed attempt to trace him, the suspect offered to help her for the night, since they came from the same tribe.
“The accused officer volunteered to house the complainant since they come from the same region after failed attempts to trace her purported husband at the prison quarters. He went back to sleep at the guard room, leaving her in his house. During the night, the accused returned to the house wild and raped her,” read the statement.
The woman who spoke to the press said she had gone to search for her husband, after he failed to continue providing for their three-year-old son. She said at first the officer looked supportive, only for him to turn wild in the night
“He left the house for me but deep in the night, he came back. He threatened to shoot me if I raised alarm. The next day, I went to the prison authorities to continue searching for my husband, but I still couldn’t trace him,” she said.
Sources at the prison say the woman did not report to the prison management any rape incident during the entire period of trying to search for her purported husband.
They then took her to Thika Police Station to help her continue tracing her husband when she filed rape complaints against the officer.