Widow accuses neighbour of sending armed man to rape her repeatedly after quarrel over three coconuts


A middle-aged woman is in pain after she was allegedly raped repeatedly by a man she suspects was sent to torture her by one of her neighbours.

According to reports, the widow and mother of five whose identity is concealed due to the sensitivity of this matter had sought help from police, after she was raped by a man three days after she quarrelled with a neighbour who allegedly threatened to teach her a lesson.

She says they had quarrelled with the neighbour over three coconuts.

“We had quarrelled on Sunday over three coconuts which had fallen inside my compound, and during the confrontation, she vowed to teach me a lesson. Three days later, I was raped by someone whom I believe had been sent by her,” she said.

Her statement on the report further alleged that she had left her house at Vikwatani within Kisauni sub-county at 5:00 am Wednesday to fetch water a few meters from her house when a well-built man attacked her from behind while wielding a knife and a panga.

“He had a torch and after attacking me, he asked me to identify myself before he proceeded to strip me naked. I begged him not to rape me since I was on my monthly periods but my cries fell on deaf ears. I was unable to fight him so he easily had his way,” reads part of her police statement statement.

She further claims that after the rape, the suspect escorted her to her house and asked the whereabouts of her children who were sleeping in the single room.

“After he was done, he wiped himself using my dress then he ordered me to put it on with the glaring stains,” she said.

She further claimed that the suspect took time to leave her house and even negotiated with her to honour his sexual demands failure to which he would kill her.

“He raped me and forced me to swear to him that whenever he felt like having sex with me, he would come knocking on my door and I would immediately open the door,” she alleged.

Despite everything, she claims that she was told off by police officers at the Concordia Police Post when she reported the ordeal, and she is now calling upon investigative agencies to intervene and arrest the suspect who is still at large.

“Didn’t you enjoy the act since throughout the ordeal you did not scream for neighbours to rescue you?”, the woman says the cop asked her.

She has told K24 Digital that the suspect raped her again on September 1, 2021.

“He again forced himself into my house at around 5:am yesterday (September 1, 2021). l feared for the lives of my children who were by now all awake and left with him to the nearby bushes where he raped me,” she said.

Kisauni Sub-county police Commander Londo Juma has confirmed that they are following up on the matter.

“I will follow up on the matter, or bring the victim to my office,” he said.

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