Five men are in police custody after they were arrested on Sunday evening for defiling a 13-year-old girl in Ovo Forest, Tana River County.
The men have been identified as Said Omar,Galgalo Athumani,Athumani Mohamed,Yasir Mohamed & Dero Juma
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the gang took turns to sexually abuse the minor.
“5-Men gang that kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, took her to Ovo forest in
#TanaRiver & sexually assaulted her in turns, were yesterday arrested,” a statement from the DCI reads in part.
The DCI confirmed that the victim is admitted at a Tana River hospital where she is receiving treatment and counselling after the traumatizing experience.
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Detectives are in pursuit of two other suspects who escaped arrest.
The accused are set to be arraigned today.
The 13-year-old victim is currently undergoing treatment-including counseling & other necessary support that she requires, at a Hospital in Tana River. Two more suspects are being sought by Detectives.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 29, 2019
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