As the census exercise kicked off on a smooth note yesterday in most parts of the country with zero drama, a census enumerator attached to Maseno in Kisumu County has been hospitalized after she was gang raped and robbed yesterday night by unknown assailants.
Confirming the unfortunate ordeal, Nyanza Police Boss,Dr. Vincent Makhoha said the woman was ambushed outside her gate after she had been dropped off by her supervisor after completing the enumeration exercise.
Dr. Makhoha added that the assailants had hidden in a thicket near the woman’s gate and attacked her immediately she was dropped off. He however added that they have launched a manhunt for the attackers.
Makhoha has ordered the Kisumu County Statistics Officer to suspend the supervisor on grounds of negligence. Further, the supervisor together with police officers deployed to offer security for the census staff have been summoned to record statements with the police in Maseno.