A man has been arrested in Kabartonjo, Baringo North, while donning a skirt allegedly with the intention of raping a woman AP officer.
Vincent Kibet alias Japan is said to have sneaked into an Administration Police camp and knocked on one of the huts where the female officer was sleeping. It was minutes after midnight.
He had a ruse, which he thought would convince the officer to open the door latch and let him in: He’d pretend to be one of the co-officers resident at the camp and claim s(he) had lost her keys.
Let’s Share The Bed
To complete the act, Kibet (Chebet?) altered his vocal cords (to sound like Chebet), and ditched his trousers for a skirt. “Poor woman,” Kibet thought the target officer would say, “Let’s share my bed for the night!
But it was not to be. The female officer noticed the person on the door was bald and in a skirt, not standard-issue AP uniform. She screamed, prompting Kibet to flee. He had no time to gather his man clothes.
AP officers who responded to the alarm collected the clothes and trailed Kibet to his house. “We found him still wearing the skirt,” said one of the officers who requested anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the press. “We have retained the clothes as evidence.”
Frederick Odinga, Baringo North assistant police commander, says investigations on the incident are ongoing. Kibet may face charges of attempted rape. He is currently being held at Kabarnet Police Station.