Nyambere village in North East Kanyamwa Location of Ndhiwa Sub County, Homa Bay County woke up on a sad new that a groundnuts thief had broken into a 21-year-old woman’s house and sexually assaulted her on Friday night.
An unknown thug reportedly broke into her house at around 2 am when the woman was asleep and committed the heinous act.
Confirming the incident to Kenyan Bulletin on Friday, the area acting Chief Jane Atieno said that the suspect, who was armed with a knife broke the door and forcefully entered the bedroom where he attacked the victim threatening to kill her before raping her.
Ms Atieno added that during the incident, the woman was alone in the house since her husband spent a night in Rongo. The suspect threatened to kill the woman should she raise alarm for help.
The local administrator further said that after the incident, the suspect stole five tins of groundnuts from the woman’s store and escaped.
The officer said that her office has liaised with police officers from Ndhiwa police station who have launched manhunt for the suspects.
The woman was taken to Homa bay county Referral Hospital for medical examination.