Kenya: Kibabii University Student Raped, Arm Chopped Off

22 November 2019

A Kibabii University student was raped and her left arm chopped off on Friday morning.

The 21- year-old third year Bachelor of Science (Renewable Energy and Bio-Fuels Technology) student was sexually assaulted at around 5am about 200 meters from her rented house in Kibabii area in Bungoma Town.

She is currently receiving treatment at the Bungoma West Hospital in Kanduyi.

The victim was heading home in the company of her friends after spending a night out at an entertainment joint in Bungoma Town, when she was attacked.


Her friends managed to escape leaving her behind. The attacker raped before chopping off her left arm.

The attacker then tied a barbed wire on the bleeding stem of the upper limb. The victim's arm was found an hour later on the roof of a house in the neighbourhood.

Ms Zaituni Shaban, a Kibabii resident, who first spotted the arm, told journalists that her husband reported the shocking discovery to police, who arrived and took the arm with them.

"At around 5am, we heard a woman screaming for help, but my husband and I feared responding to the distress call. It was only moments later that we went out of the house, and when I looked on a neighbour's roof, I saw a human being's arm wrapped in a bra," said Zaituni.

Dr Martin Mbati said the victim was wheeled into Bungoma West Hospital while unconscious.

"The lady's left arm was completely severed, she had lost a lot of blood," said Dr Mbati who also confirmed that she had been raped.


"She is currently in the theatre where we are managing the injuries, however, it will be impossible to reattach the arm," said the medic.

The student's attack comes on the backdrop of increased insecurity in Kibabii area.

Residents claim that at least six women, a mostly university students, have been raped in the area in the last three months.

"Sexual abuse of women in Kibabii has been rampant of late. The last three months have been horrible," said Mrs Zaituni.

Police have commenced investigations into the incident.

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