Three more suspects have been arrested in connection to the gang-rape of a 17-year-old secondary school student in Bomet County.
These arrests brought to four the number of suspects in police custody‘ The first suspect was apprehended on Thursday.
Two others are still on the run following the crime on Wednesday night at Menet Village in Kongotik, Bomet East Sub-county.
An audio recording of the ordeal was shared on social media, sending shockwaves across the country.
Reports indicate that a gang of more than seven may have attacked the student.
“We are on the trail of the suspects who went underground. We are following leads and are making good progress in the case,” said Bomet divisional police commander Samson Rukunga.
Independent investigations have found that a youth secretly recording the audio as his village mates raped the girl.
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He released it a few hours later and is helping police with investigations.
It is expected that the man will be a state witness in the case over which the suspects will be arraigned on Monday.
“We have a suspect in police custody who did not participate in the crime but was at the scene,” Mr Rukunga said without elaborating.
In the three-minute viral audio, the girl is heard pleading for mercy from men who seem well-known to her.
It emerged that one of the suspects is a known boda boda rider who invited her to his house and then called the others.