Teenage girl gang raped in Yei

By James Atem Kuir

A 15-year-old girl was gang raped by a group of 9 boys over the weekend in Yei, police reported.

Maj. Gen. Lujang Kamba, the Yei Area Police Commissioner said the incident occurred during a party at a night club on Sunday.

Gen. Kamba noted that notorious youngsters, also referred to as “niggers” and known for various criminal activities in the area are believed to be behind the violence.

“The day before yesterday, a group of young boys called niggers, raped a 15-year-old girl at a disco place near Nile High School. The girl said they were 9 in number,” he said.

The Senior Police Officer said the survivor has been admitted to Yei Hospital for treatment and that her condition is improving.

“The girl was then rushed to the hospital for treatment. She has been improving since then,” he stated.

He further stated that the survivor believed she knew one of her abusers and could recognize him and that the Police would immediately launch investigations to bring the perpetrators to book after her condition improves.

“The girl said she knew one among these 9 boys so, after treatment she will help us locate that one boy and the rest will be arrest too,” he added.

In late November last year, a dozen of outlawed youngsters were sentenced to at least one year in prison for various crimes ranging from petty thefts to robberies among others.

Last year, 24 soldiers accused of rape and other abuse of power was sentenced to various jail terms by a Military Court in Yei.

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