A General Service Unit (GSU) officer was Friday, May 13 sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a Nairobi Magistrate Court after he was found guilty of rape.
A report by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) cited that, Anthony Ongere Moseti also known as Kelvin was taken to court on rape charges in 2018 after an investigation by the authority. Anthony had however denied the charges.
Magistrate CM Njagi on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in his rulling stated that; “The accused led the complainant to his house, signalled his guest to leave and proceeded to commit the heinous act upon the complainant twice without her consent. I do find that this case was proved to the required standard as to the offence of rape as charged.”
According to IPOA the incident occured on February 9, 2017, when the woman visited the GSU headquarters in Ruaraka after she was called by the officer, who was well known to her. When she arrived, the officer received her at the main gate and her entry was recorded in the visitor’s book as per security measures in place at the institution. However, Mr. Moseti gave a false name and a fake police service number after receiving the woman.
The officer’s offence was at first reported to senior officers when the victim managed to leave the officer’s house. “During the investigation, the woman reported she was threatened with a panga and was, in turn, referred to Muthaiga police station,” IPOA said.
“According to the complainant, Muthaiga police station took a long time to arrest the culprit and that is why she decided to report the matter to IPOA,” the magistrate noted in his judgement.
IPOA reported that a police detective was one of the nine witnesses called by the prosecution during the hearing. Moreover, the detective informed the court that it is IPOA’s mandate to investigate any complaint whether criminal or disciplinary against any member of the National Police Service. IPOA added that Mr. Moseti had then been placed on defense after the prosecution closed its case, with a ruling that he had a case to answer.
Furthermore, the investigation involved medical examinations including lifting and analyzing DNA profiles of the accused and the victim.