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Census official gang raped in Kisumu,police launch a manhunt for perpetrators

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BY CORRESPONDENT,25TH AUG 2019– Police in  Maseno area in Kisumu West are hunting for unknown number of men who gang raped an enumerator on Saturday night.

The suspects also escaped with her torch and power bank, but other census materials were recovered.

Nyanza Police boss Dr Vincent Makhoha confirmed the incident on Sunday saying the enumerator was out of danger and is receiving treatment in hospital.

“It is true one of the enumerators in Maseno area was attacked early this morning as she was entering her house,” he said.

The police boss the lady was accosted at her gate by the suspects after she was dropped by a content supervisor.

He said the content supervisor has been summoned to record statements with the police.

“Police officers assigned with the victim will also record statement, because it is their duty to ensure maximum security to the team,” he said.

The regional police chief the suspects were hiding in a thicket near the lady’s gate and waylaid her after she was dropped.

Makhoha said the matter is now under investigations.

The incident comes even as government promises to beef up security for the census officials.Apparently the government had announced that he same officials will be accompanied by police officers.It is not clear whether the official who was attacked had been accompanied by the police as it is expected.

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