Five men defile 13-year-old girl, family demands justice in Garissa

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The family of a 13-year-old girl is seeking justice following the defilement of their daughter in Garissa.

A gang of five accosted the girl on Friday evening as she was coming back from a shop.

When she resisted the group, the men grabbed and bundled her in a vehicle before speeding off.

Speaking to the press at the police station on Saturday, the standard six pupil who was visibly tired, shocked and frightened narrated her ordeal in the hands of the defilers.

“I had just bought milk at 6:20 pm from a shop that is not very far from our home when a vehicle slowed down as it come near me,” she said.

“The occupants  lowered down the mirrors. One of them proceeded to  great me and I responded.”

She says after some seconds, four men come out of the same vehicle grabbed and bundled her.

“I even left my shoes behind. They took me to the bush and ordered me to remove my clothes, and when I tried to resist they threatened to kill me,” she said.

“They defiled me in turns before leaving me behind.”

She says that a good Samaritan come later with a vehicle and rescued her before interrogating her.

“I explained to him what had happened  and he picked me and took me home,” she said.

The police refused to speak to the media on the matter.

But a senior officer confirmed that the incident had been reported at the station and a medical report from a doctor had confirmed the claims.

He said that one person has already been arrested with the car that was allegedly used by the defilers already impounded by the police.  

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