Two Arrested Over Rape in Likoni

Police in Mombasa are holding two suspects in the murder of naturalised US citizen believed to have been raped before killed.
The suspects include a 15-year-old minor.Sources indicate the America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will join the investigation to assist Kenyan detectives with forensics.

On Friday Mombasa Resident Magistrate Vicky Kochuodho ordered the two suspects to be detained for seven days to allow detectives conduct DNA and analysis on them and on the corpse. It is said that some semen was found on the body.

"I have allowed you to collect blood samples for forensic examination and analysis. I, also ordered that the suspects to be remanded in police custody for seven days to complete investigations," she said following an application by CID officer Osuri Otieno.

Jamila Aweso Haji's body was discovered on Friday in an abandoned building in Likoni bearing bruises on the abdomen, hands and legs.

Soil was stuffed in her vagina and police reported that semen was found on her clothes.

Reports indicate that the former refugee from Somalia who recently acquired US citizenship had returned to Kenya on September 1st to meet her family.

One of the suspects in detention is her male cousin who police claim was arrested because he could not explain how she disappeared after they were last seen together.

Ironically it is this suspect-Mohamed Bashir Mohamed, 31, who reported her disappearance to the police.

It is alleged that Jamila went out with the suspect to buy airtime never to return. The other suspect was arrested on Friday like his alleged accomplice after giving an unsatisfactory account of where and how the corpse was discovered.
[Adapted from Standard]
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