Human rights defenders have called for a stern action against rogue police officers who defiled a minor.
The activists led by Haki Africa said the two police officers accused of defiling a 16 year old girl at Junda beach in Mishomoroni, Kisauni are yet to be arrested despite adequate evidence provided to the authorities.
In a statement to newsroom signed by three human rights organisations Haki Africa, Haki yetu and Coast Women for Peace, tasked the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to move with speed and net the two.
The two security agents according to Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid arrested two youths a boy and a girl at the beach in Mombasa at around 8 pm barely three weeks ago.
They demanded a bribe from the two.
“The boy sent sh. 300 through M-Pesa to the officers who released the boy and bundled the girl in a police vehicle and raped several times,” said Khalid.
The boy has since fled after receiving threats.
[Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i (L) with Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“We reported the matter to Nyali Police station, however three weeks later nothing tangible has been done to arrest the two,” revealed Mr. Khalid.
He said the girl is ready to identify the two officers if they are paraded.
He accused IPOA for not taking the matter seriously despite furnished with adequate evidence about the incident.
He wondered why the IPOA was taking so long in arresting the two police officers.
Khalid noted that Mombasa was experiencing an increase in Rape cases and urged police to move at tame the devastating situation.
On their parts, Haki yetu Executive Director Father Gabriel Dollan and CWP Executive Director Grace Oloo condemned the incident urging IPOA to swing into action and ensure the minor gets justice.