Emily Odhiambo, Margaret Oduor, Vivian Awuor and Ian Otieno in court
Three women and their brother have landed in trouble for allegedly attacking their relative after she reportedly confessed that her father was responsible for her pregnancy.
Embarrassed that the relative (name withheld) had brought shame to the extended family, Emily Odhiambo, Margaret Oduor, Vivian Awuor and Ian Otieno are reported to have attacked her to teach her a lesson.
According to police records, the four administered the beatings as punishment to the victim scandalising her father and the family by exposing the abomination, which they claimed should have been solved internally without exposing the family to ridicule and shame.
Reportedly, it all started while the teen was doing laundry outside her house, days after she went public about the incestuous relationship she had allegedly been having with her father.
All of a sudden she got ambushed and the kicks, slaps and blows began raining upon her, even as she begged for forgiveness.
Following the scuffle, the complainant’s mother arrived at the scene and called her husband to rescue the young lady.
On his arrival, he found the hostile assailants, chanting abuses while beating and roughing up the complainant.
His efforts to rescue her got him also physically attacked and insulted. Neighbours intervened, leading to the arrest of the four.
Upon being arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts, they denied the assault charges and were released on a cash bail of Sh10,000 each, pending the hearing of the matter on 6th September.