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Suspects arrested in shocking Kenya gang-rape video

Thursday April 11, 2024

The viral video clip shows several men sexually assaulting a woman in turns (file photo)

Police in Kenya have arrested seven suspects in connection with a gang rape of a woman in western Bomet county.

The incident, captured in a viral video, happened in Chebanyi village last December, the police said.

The clip trending as "sigor boys" on X, formerly known as Twitter, shows several men in a dimly lit room taking turns to sexually assault a woman, who is heard screaming.

The video has shocked the country, with many calling for justice to the unidentified woman.

Police said in a statement on Thursday they arrested the suspects following an operation in the area.

Two of the suspects were positively identified and police say they are pursuing the other individuals.

Police said that they will bring the suspects to court and apply to hold them for longer to complete investigation.


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