A Magistrate Court in Lamu has found a police officer guilty of raping a woman who had gone to report a case at the Lamu Police Station.
The prosecution led by Eddie Kaddebe proved to the court how the officer only identified as rogers Ouma, had lured the woman to his house at Langoni police lines.
“Court heard that the woman had braved the rains & was on her way home when somebody stopped her. The person identified himself as an officer (Ouma) from the police station & had perused through her complaint, got her mobile number & was willing to help”, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions stated.
The prosecution further explained that the woman 26 years old had trusted the officer as person in authority, to follow up on her case only to later prey on her.
“…the woman trusted the officer as a person in authority, genuinely willing to follow the case. The officer asked that they walk together as they were going in same direction. He offered her shelter for rains to subside,” the ODPP added.
Lamu Principal Magistrate Allan Temba Found Ouma guilty of rape and abuse of his position of authority as a police officer.
Ouma will be sentenced on Friday July 3, 2020.