Family Seeks Justice After Daughter Dies From Rape Complications in Bomet

Written by on October 4, 2022

The mother of a 10-year-old girl in Bomet county is calling for justice following her death which is believed to have been caused by complications arising from rape.

According to reports, the girl was allegedly defiled several times by her uncle four years ago and had to undergo a series of corrective surgeries just to get by, until her demise last week Tuesday.

The minor had kidney complications attributed to rape and was admitted to Kenyatta Hospital where she met her untimely death.

Her family however remains inconsolable as the perpetrator still walks free after his release in 2019 under unclear circumstances.

Speaking to the media, her mother said that her pain is aggravated by thoughts of her daughter’s innocence stolen by her elder brother.

” When I was at home I saw him. He hid whenever he was me, I asked him why he is laughing at me. You have done this to my child, so laugh at me. I want my brother to be jailed,” she said.

Josephine, a well-wisher and officer in the state department for gender, took up the case to secure the deceased and seek justice for her.

” I took the girl to court, the case was heard, the girl started crying when she faced the uncle. She knew him as Osama. She said the man raped her.  Towards the end of 2019, we were told he was released,” she said.

The girl’s caregiver and teacher could not blink back her tears when she was asked about the child’s 4-year ordeal with treatment, blaming the perpetrator for the girl’s death.

“When I heard that the man was released I felt so much pain. She had gone through a lot and she was crying all the time, she was always in pampers. And you see the cause of her death is that man,” said Susan Muthoni the deputy director at Mary Faith children’s centre.

The minor is set to be laid to rest in Sibaiyan village in Chesoen ward on Wednesday.

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