Two men have been arrested for being part of a gang that robbed, raped, and killed a 76-year-old woman in Serem, Vihiga County.
The two, Patrick Misiko, 36, and Christine Jerono, 46, were arrested in Majengo while in possession of a mobile phone allegedly stolen from the deceased during the incident.
“On the fateful night, the killer gang had broken into the house of the elderly woman in the dead of the night, descending on her with blunt objects and committing the abominable act,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.
“It had then made away with her gas cylinder, a solar cable, phone and shopping, leaving her writhing in agonizing pain as she slid into her untimely death.”
The deceased succumbed two days after she was rushed to Mbale Referral Hospital by neighbors who heard the commotion.
“The case that had been reported at the nearby Tambua Police Post was taken over by Hamisi Sub-county detectives, where Crime Scene Investigators, backed up by their Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau counterparts, initiated a forensic trail on the perpetrators,” said the DCI.
Police are pursuing the remaining gang members who are still at large.
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