Women protest against increased cases of rape and murder in Likuyani

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The demonstrators protesting against increased cases of of rape and murder in Likuyani
The demonstrators protesting against increased cases of of rape and murder in Likuyani

Hundreds of women from Sango ward in Likuyani Sub County staged a demonstration protesting against increased cases of rape and murder of women in the area.

Led by former nominated Member of County Assembly Mrs. Florence Masika, the demonstrators were irked by the recent incidence in which unknown assailants sneaked into Mrs. Jerusa Obware’s house at Nzoia village on the night October 6th and sexually assaulted the 65 year old woman together with her 13 year old niece Melvyn Dindi before strangling them to death.

“It’s so painful for someone to rape such an old mama and an innocent 13 year old girl and then kill them,” said Mrs. Masika

The women lamented that in a span of two weeks the area has witnessed a spate of rape and murder incidences where four lives have been lost to the rapists.

They said prior to the incident, a 24 year old woman Winter Ganigi had been raped and killed in the neighbouring Mapendo village in the same ward on the night of October 1st. Also earlier on 30th of September another 24 year old woman Emma Wanyota was rapped and brutally killed at Moi’s Bridge.

The demonstrators protesting against increased cases of of rape and murder in Likuyani
The demonstrators protesting against increased cases of of rape and murder in Likuyani

The women want the government to assure them of their security lamenting that ten days after the incident so far no arrest has been made.

Sango ward MCA Kennedy Kilwake who joined the demonstrators appealed for a speedy investigation into the incidences and ensure the perpetrators face the full wrath of law.

“These incidences of lawlessness must end. We demand security for our mothers, our wives, our sisters and daughters we cannot allow this to go on. We want to see those behind these arrested and prosecuted. We demand justice for mama Jerusa and her niece Melvyn,” said Kilwake.