Monday, April 23, 2019-Two school girls were raped at Menengai Crater on Sunday evening during hiking.
According to police, four suspects accosted the girls who were in a group of 10 when they parted ways with their colleagues during the hike at the famous crater and raped them.
Two suspects who are high school students at Moi Forces Academy and Uhuru Secondary School aged 15 and 17 respectively are in police custody after they were linked to the rape incidence.
“We parted ways from the rest of the group when the two accosted us. We called for help but we were too far to be hard by the rest. The suspects freed us after defiling me and my friend,” One of the under-age girls said.
They later reunited with their friends and informed Kenya Forestry Service(KFS) officers who were on patrol on what had happened.
Luckily, two suspects were cornered after KFS officers combed the forest and they were handed over to a nearby police station.
The two suspects who are high school students confessed to have committed the offense but their accomplices escaped.
They are being detained at Bahati police station waiting to be arraigned in court.
The under-age girls were rushed to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital for medical attention.
Here’s a photo of the two suspects who were arrested after raping the under-age girls in the crater.
The Kenyan DAILY POST