Kimilili girl assaulted for allegedly stealing a phone, admitted in hospital.


Story/Tony Wafula

A young girl from Kamukuywa village in Kimilili Sub County is nursing serious injuries after being assaulted for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

Rebecca Wanyonyi’s woes started after sge was suspected by her friends of running away with the phone owned by one of them.

However, reports indicate that the story is just a coverup to help her aunt who is said to have inflicted serious injuries on her nephew for sneaking from their house at night to visit her boy friend.

She is admitted at Bungoma County Referral Hospital nursing serious injuries on her left eye.

Rebecca is a former student at Kibuk girls high school in Mt Elgon.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that she was attacked by her in the evening of January 14 while heading home.

She narrated how her friends beat her after suspecting her of hiding the phone after it disappeared mysteriously.

‘’I am an orphan and I wish to appeal to any well wisher out there to help me get proper treatment since my left eye need to be  operated but my family is unable to pay for the operation,’’ she said.

The reliable sources indicate that the family now wants to cover up the story  and are claiming that the matter is purely a family issue and should not go public.

“This is purely a family affair issue and we should not disseminate it the to the public, the family know what happened and we will solve it as time goes by,’’ the brother said.

According to the investigations done the issue was not reported to any police station which members of the public who were present termed it as inhuman and urged the family members to report the issue to the nearby police station for the action to be taken against the suspects involved.

‘’We are disappointed with this action and we are going to make sure that the suspects are arraigned in court for judgment,’’ said Alex Wabwile a neughbour.

Patrick Chemosit who is a clinical officer at Bungoma County Referral Hospital said that an ultra-sound was done and discovered that the eye was bleeding from the inside which he said needs an urgent operation conducted to secure her vision.

“When the girl was brought in hospital she was in a bad condition but now we are managing it and we hope for the best at the end  of the treatment,’’ he said.