22-year-old man in police custody after raping a 95-year-old lady in Vihiga

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Residents moved to demolish the suspect's houses after he escaped

A 22-year-old man is being held at Vihiga Police station for raping a 95-year-old granny at Jirivai village in Vihiga Sub County Vihiga County.

Confirming the incident, the area Chief Esther Vidija said he managed to break into the house where the old lady is staying alone and raped her.

He managed to escape after the incident but forgot his shirt in the house that was used to identify him. “The culprit broke the house assaulted the old lady and raped her and forgot to pick his shirt, that has helped us identify him,” she said.

She noted that the octogerian was taken to Hospital for check ups and she was later released, while investigations are underway.

The culprit is being held and will be arraigned in court on Tuesday after the completion of the investigations.