70-year-old deaf woman gang-raped in Kisumu

September 17, 2016 1:50 pm
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 The 70-year-old woman, who is deaf and dumb, was raped by unknown people in her house in Nyahera in the outskirts of Kisumu city/FILE

The 70-year-old woman, who is deaf and dumb, was raped by unknown people in her house in Nyahera in the outskirts of Kisumu city/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17- An elderly woman is admitted to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital in Kisumu after she was gang-raped.

The 70-year-old woman, who is deaf and dumb, was raped by unknown people in her house in Nyahera in the outskirts of Kisumu city.

Josephine Adhiambo, her grandchild said unknown people broke into her house on Wednesday night, dragged her out before raping her.

“It hurts that my grandmother had to pass through such an ordeal, and it’s not even long ago before another woman went through the same. The other victim who was also deaf and dumb was raped but died due to shock. Why should we allow old people to experience such horrifying ordeals?” Adhiambo lamented.

The rapists are reported to have inserted some objects into her private parts after the incident.

Kisumu County Woman Representative Rose Nyamunga who visited her in the hospital condemned the act adding that the cases are on the rise with very few being reported.

“Some of these things one cannot even imagine can happen in our society. Like you here from this lady that this is the second time. But I believe this is not the second time. It must be the third, fourth or fifth time. They went into her house, broke the wall, not even the door, took her out somewhere in the bush and raped her,” Nyamunga said.

She urged security personnel to carry out a thorough investigation into the matter and curb the menace in the area.

“It is something that has been going on in the village and it is being done by the villagers themselves. I don’t think it is being done by the people from outside,” she added.

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