Amos Momanyi, a Kenyan prison officer, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 21-year-old stranded woman.
It was reported that Momanyi raped the mother of one he hosted for a night in his house on October 4, after she failed to trace her husband, who is also a warder at the Thika GK prison.
The woman reportedly came to the prison around 10:00pm to search for her husband, but after a failed attempt to trace him, the suspect offered to help her for the night, since they are 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,” a police statement read.
Commenting on the incident, the woman said she was searching 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 stated.
The woman reported the incident to authorities after she was taken to Thika police station for help in tracing her husband.