As the world celebrated women day on Friday March 8, Sally Chelimo (not her real name) is crying for justice after her three daughters aged 7 and 14 years were being raped severally by their blood father.
“This is a real beast, I want him arrested and jailed for raping my innocent daughters and denying them a good future” Chelimo told media in Kabarnet town today on Friday.
She said she did not return back to her matrimonial home after fleeing owing to a dispute that saw her beastly husband beating her almost to death in December 2018.
“He was a humble and good-looking man when I met him in 1999 before turning wild immediately after engaging in heavy alcohol drinking since 2005.” Chelimo said.
She said besides restraining her from working as a casual laborer in people’s farms in order to fend for her kids, the man who worked as a carpenter, went ahead to beat her with her children.
The suspect went ahead to restrain his children from going to school, threatening to kill them saying they should stay at home and become school dropouts like him.
She said the violent man used to return home every day late and drunk, “he starts beating us randomly in the house, I used to persevere thinking he might change but he got more worse I finally decided to flee away fearing for my life, leaving him with the care of the children” Chelimo said.
Residents led by the local chief said apart from sharing one mud-walled room the man used to share a bed with all his children including his daughters.
“It just came to our notice through tip off by the neighbours that he used to threaten to chop the girls’ necks if they dare resist his advances” the chief said.
He said since the man divorced his two previous wives he has become hostile in the community and even walks around with a panga threatening to kill every person he spots walking around or talking to her present wife.
Police are currently pursuing the suspect who fled away immediately after noticing his up evil has leaked and realizing he was being sought for arrest.
“He will run but not hide, we will catch up with him to face the full force of the law” Baringo North OCPD Chemongis Ndiema said.
However Kabartonjo hospital senior clinical officer Sammy Kirwok said all the three girls had bruises owing to forceful penetration into their private parts and were all infected with an STI, which is uncommon in children.
“The elder one had her hymen totally broken although she tested negative for pregnancy” Kirwok said adding that they have all been treated.