A 29-year-old set book actor was on Tuesday evening arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for allegedly raping a Form Two student at Moi Girls‚Äô School on June 2, 2018. ¬†
The arrest comes almost a year after teachers reportedly dismissed¬†the incident claiming it was a made up story by the students who wanted to go home.
According to the DCI‚Äôs statement on Twitter, the suspect ¬†Marcelas Olale Ogola, was positively identified by the 16-year-old victim.
‚ÄúDetectives handling the case are carrying out further inquiries including DNA analysis to scientifically link the suspect to the offense,‚ÄĚ the ¬†DCI‚Äôs statement read.
Initial investigations by the DCI revealed that the suspect was among a team of actors that had previously visited the school to perform plays. ¬†
The student had told the police that on the night of the rape, she was going to the washrooms at 2.30am when she was assaulted.
‚ÄúThe man asked me where I was going and I told him that I was going to the toilet. I left and he proceeded in the opposite direction. Later, when I was already in the toilet he flash-opened the door and warned me not to scream.
‚ÄúHe grabbed me, pulled me towards the area and then raped me,‚ÄĚ the girl told the DCI detectives.¬†
Following investigations by the National Assembly committee, Dr Kanyi, a gynecologist based at the Nairobi Women‚Äôs Hospital, examined the 16-year-old girl and confirmed that she was raped.¬†
Furthermore, the House Committee disclosed through a report¬†that on the night of the incident, there was inter-houses drama competition in the school that extended up to 8pm.¬†
‚ÄúThe coaches and adjudicators for the activity were non-teachers engaged by the school administration contrary to section 23 (2) of the TSC Act on supervision and management of the co-curricular activities in schools,‚ÄĚ read the report which criticized the school for laxity in securing the girls.¬†
The suspect is currently being held up at Kilimani Police Station awaiting the Government Chemist to collect samples from him.¬†