Police officer sentenced to life imprisonment for Rape

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A police officer  attached to Lamu Police Station has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a woman who had gone to report a case at the station.

The cop, Rodgers Ouma, 28 years old will also serve 10 years for abuse of authority and pay Sh400,000 damages to the victim.

“He will also serve 10 years for abuse of authority and pay Ksh. 400,000 damages to the victim,”a statement from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) reads.

The Lamu cop Rodgers Ouma had lured the 26-year-old woman to his house at Langoni Police Lines in December 2019.

She had gone to report that her husband was forcing her to take abortion pills to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

“The woman had braved the rains and was on her way home when somebody stopped her. The person identified himself as Police Officer Ouma from the Lamu station, perused through her complaint, got her mobile number and said he was willing to help,…the woman trusted the officer as a person in authority, genuinely willing to follow the case. The officer asked that they walk together as they were going in same direction. He offered her shelter for rains to subside,” the ODPP said. the statement added

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