A boda boda rider who abducted a foreign national yesterday morning and raped her has been arrested.
Protas Onsongo, who abandoned the victim at Ololua forest in Kajiado County, was arrested in Ngong town.
Police reports indicate he was leaving the city.
“Onsongo was seized by our agents this afternoon as he attempted to flee the city to evade arrest, following his beastly act,” the police said.
According to the police, the victim reported the incident at Ongata Rongai police station Saturday morning.
“At around 4:30 am, the woman in the company of two other friends left Club 1824, a popular joint along Langata road, after a night of merrymaking. At the parking, the three foreigners hailed three motorbikes to drop them at a hotel in the CBD, where they had reserved their rooms,” the police said.
However, the suspect sped towards Bomas of Kenya.
The victim realized that she was in danger after she found herself in a forest instead of a CBD.
The suspect raised the alarm but her efforts were in vain as the bike sped precariously towards Oloolua forest.
A team of detectives drawn from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the DCI Nairobi Regional command was immediately mobilized and deployed to assist their Ongata Rongai counterparts in a manhunt for the suspect.
In a well-coordinated operation that also involved the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and other agencies, the suspect was arrested in Ngong at around 3 pm.
The Scenes of Crime experts visited the scene to gather crucial evidence related to the incident. The experts will also extract DNA samples from the suspect for a foolproof case against him, once he’s arraigned.
The victim was escorted to a medical facility in Ongata Rongai, where the necessary tests and medical procedures were conducted.