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Seven suspects have been arrested in Bomet following allegations of gang rape. The police plan to arraign the suspects and seek their detention for further investigation.

Police officers, together with the local chief and Nyumba Kumi elders, conducted an operation in the area and successfully apprehended the seven individuals.

The incident, which reportedly occurred in December 2023, has sparked widespread condemnation online, with many demanding stringent measures to address such crimes. The video recording of the gang rape, which went viral on social media, depicted a woman being assaulted by multiple men in a house. Throughout the video, the woman can be heard screaming while the perpetrators urge her to cooperate.

Bomet Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa confirmed that two of the suspects have been positively identified from the video. However, authorities are currently searching for the woman involved, as she did not report the incident to the police. Her cooperation is sought to aid in the ongoing investigation.

A photo of the suspects

The police intend to present the apprehended individuals in court and request their prolonged detention as the investigation progresses.

Richard Ngeno, chairman of the Myoot Council of Elders, strongly condemned the despicable act and emphasized that the offenders should face the full force of the law. He urged young people to refrain from engaging in such unlawful activities and cautioned against the consumption of harmful content on social media, which can potentially lead to drug abuse and sexual misconduct.

The incident, which occurred in December 2023, has triggered widespread public condemnation, with many calling for stricter measures to address such heinous acts.

Additional detectives have been dispatched to the area to expedite the investigation.

Gang rape is a serious offense that carries a potential life sentence. According to the law, individuals who commit rape or defilement in association with others, or those who are present with the intention to commit such offenses, are considered guilty of gang rape. Upon conviction, they can face imprisonment for a minimum of 15 years, with the possibility of a life sentence.

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