A man was lynched in Nyeri, Kenya by angry residents after he was caught raping an 80-year-old woman.
The man’s accomplice was also severely injured in the incident.
According to residents of Kahacha village, the two robbers attacked the elderly woman at her home where they raped her in turns before robbing her off Sh. 15, 000. The woman managed to raise alarm as the two tried to escape.
Neighbors who heard her cry for help caught up with the two men and beat them severely. One of the assailants succumbed to the beating while the other was rescued by police officers who had rushed to the scene of the incident.
The assailant and the woman were taken to Karatina District Hospital where they were treated and discharged. The assailant however is in police custody and will be arraigned in court this week.
Nyeri police boss said that the assailant will face charges of rape and robbery with violence.