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GSU officer ‘raped’ his ex-sister-in-law

A police officer is alleged to have raped his former sister-in-law at the General Service Unit (GSU) headquarters in Nairobi.

The officer is said to have lured the woman into his house in the Ruaraka quarters on the pretext of giving her clothes to take to her nephew.

In the house, he raped her repeatedly and told her blatantly that he was avenging having been left by her sister.

“He called me and asked me to meet him at Allsops market, opposite the GSU headquarters, so that he could give me the shoes,” the woman said of the incident that happened on Thursday last week.

She said when they met he insisted that they go to the house to pick some other items and, at the gate, signed in with a different first name and force number.

“When we arrived, he pulled me into the house, tied me up with bedsheets, inserted some pieces of cloth into my mouth and raped me repeatedly, threatening to kill me if I screamed,” the woman said.

The woman said she managed to escape when the man went out but he pursued her as she ran towards the gate, where she reported the matter.

“When the officer who had raped me arrived at the gate he did not talk to us but went outside the gate,” she said. “I shouted to the other officers that he was the one who had raped me but he shouted back that he did not know me.”

The other officers took her to the Medicines Sans Frontiers clinic on Juja Road, where she was examined and treated.

A report from the hospital’s Sexual Violence Recovery Centre, and which is in our possession, confirmed that the woman had had a sexual encounter without protection.

According to the report signed by an MSF examining officer, the woman was vaccinated for hepatitis and given the post-exposure prophilaxis medication usually given to rape victims to protect them from probable HIV infection.

A source at the GSU headquarters on Wednesday however said the officer had been deployed outside the station. 

GSU Commandant Toroitich Chelimo was not available for a comment about the matter as he did not answer our calls.

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