A 17-year-old girl was admitted at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in Nandi in critical condition after she was tortured by her brother for reportedly visiting her boyfriend.
Reports indicate the girl returned home late at night on January 5, when her elder brother brutally assaulted her. The incident occurred in Kamalambu village, Emgwen constituency.
The brother reportedly stripped the girl half-naked and burned her thighs and backsides with a hot machete. This went on as their mother watched; she is said to have supported the heinous act.
The suspect held his sister down on the floor and burned her backside and thighs, leaving her with serious burns.
The girl, who is in Form II, was paralysed for days and locked up in the house for several days before one of the neighbours alerted a human rights organisation.
Reverend Simeon Nyoros, chair of the Nandi human rights organisation, led the rescue mission and took the girl to hospital.
“Her body had developed wounds that kept her confined to the house. She couldn’t walk alone, and no one could take her to the hospital after suffering blisters as a result of severe punishment,” the Rev said.
Health records show the girl was diagnosed with multiple skin inflammations caused by the wounds and delayed attending.
Doctors at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital confirmed that she is no longer in danger.
Rev Nyoros said well-wishers have already settled the victim’s medication expenses and protection until the suspects are arrested.
“We have presented the witnesses to record statements with the police so that they face the wrath of the law,” he said.