Elderly man caught in a compromising situation with evidence arrested over rape

The 60-year old man who was arrested for reportedly raped a 20-year-old mentally challenged woman on May 17, 2021

Drama ensued in Tharaka Nithi today when a 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old mentally challenged woman.


Reports attributed to eye-witnesses indicate that the victim was seen walking out of the suspect’s homestead crying and attracted the attention of locals who upon enquiring, were informed of what had just transpired.

The victim recounted that that the old man had tricked her into his house and raped her.

Area Chief Edward Gitonga confirmed the incident, stating that the suspect, who lives alone, was found naked and the innerwear of the girl on his bed in circumstances that are now under investigations.

“We have found the man wearing only a shirt and an innerwear believed to belong to the mentally challenged girl on his bed,” said Mr Gitonga.

According to the administrator, the suspect lured the victim from the roadside into his house asked her to help him look for some missing keys inside his house.


Once inside the house, the suspect pounced on her helpless victim, pushing her onto the bed and threatening to strangle her in case she screamed during the harrowing ordeal.


oThe suspect was apprehended and taken to Mitheru police post awaiting processing and arraignment in court while the girl rushed to hospital for checkup.

Another witness, Ms Stella Kagendo who is a resident of the area claimed that the lasy stated that the old man slapped and pushed her out of the house when she screamed.

“We are not sure of the safety of our children with this man in the village and that is why we want the court to jail him,” she added.

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