Eldoret Police Allowed To Detain Man Linked To Series of Rape Cases in North Rift

Eldoret Police Allowed To Detain Man Linked To Series of Rape Cases in North Rift

A man suspected to be behind a series of rape and theft cases within Eldoret, Kitale, Bungoma among other towns in the North Rift will be detained for 7 more days.

This is after an Eldoret court allowed police officers to continue holding the suspect so as to allow them to finalize their investigations.

The suspect, Abdi Kele Duncan, has been linked to a number of rape cases and robbing of women.

The latest incident he has been linked to was on February 2, 2022, where he is accused of stealing Ksh19,000 from a businesswoman in West Indies estate, on the outskirts of Eldoret town, after raping her.

It is claimed the suspect transferred the money to his mobile phone number from the victim.

The incident was reported at the Central Police station in Eldoret where several similar cases linked to the suspect had already been reported.

Police have been trailing the suspect since August 2021.

According to police reports, the suspect has raped and stolen from more than five women – all these cases within the last three months.

He was arrested at the Kanduyi trading center in Bungoma County on February 28, 2022, and transported to Eldoret.

Investigating officer Jackton Owala while asking the court to allow them to hold the suspect for more days told Eldoret Resident Magistrate Emily Kigen that he is investigating several robberies with violent cases and rape against the suspect.

The court was told that the latest victim who is also a key witness in the case against the suspect is still receiving treatment in court.

A doctor’s report the police intend to use in the case is yet to be prepared, the court was told.

The officer also said he is yet to get a forensic report for the suspect’s mobile phone suspected to have been used to send Ksh19,000 from the latest victim.

He also told the court that the suspect is a dangerous person, and might flee if released.

The court allowed the application for police to hold him for 7 more days.

The mention of the case is set for March 8, 2022.

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