A young woman reported to a court of how two Congolese men forced her to eat a kilo of salt after raping her. The salt was meant to prevent her from becoming pregnant
Police arrested one of the suspects identified as Eric Irikiza, who now faces gang rape charges. The two were live within Kasarani area, Nairobi. They are said to have raped the woman for more than four hours.
They were also charged for unlawfully touching the woman’s breasts and private parts against her will.
According to the prosecution, the woman received a call from one of the suspects inviting her for a business deal at around 2pm on the said day. She told the police that Eric had informed her that he was planning to open a five-star hotel within the city and wanted her to offer consultation services.
They arranged an indoor meeting in a house where she met Eric and another friend of his. After she got into the house, the two allegedly closed the door and forced her to undress.
It is alleged that the men played loud music so that neighbours could not hear what was going on in the house as they raped the woman. They then released her warning her not to reveal the matter to anyone after forcing her to eat the salt.
The woman was reportedly found unconscious not far from the house and was rushed to hospital. She later led police to the house after reporting the mater.
Eric denied the charges and has been set free on a Sh500,000 cash bond.
The matter will be heard on July 28.