COVID-19: Mother of two gang-raped in front of her children after she was kicked out of rented house

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Esther, not her real name, at one of the places she now calls home after being evicted over rent arrears in Mihango, Nairobi. PHOTO | K24 TV

NAIROBI – A mother of two who was kicked out of her house in Mihango, Nairobi is seeking for help after thugs’ gang-raped her in front her children at an unfinished building where she took shelter.

Esther, 27, not her real name, said that she was locked out of a house she was renting a month ago and took to sleeping outside with her children.

According to K24 Tv, Esther said that she was evicted over two-month’s rent arrears amounting to Kenya Sh11,000.

She said that the cries of her little ones, a three-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy amidst heavy rain, attracted the assailants to pounce on her.

Esther, a hawker on Mombasa road in Kenya, said her business has been hit hard by Covid-19 pandemic as customers have since dwindled and prices for stock has gone up.

K24 Tv (Digital) further reports that Esther has for months sought alternative livelihood but to no avail. During the day, its said she spends her on a rooftop of an unfinished building and during the night, she begs strangers for accommodation.

Following her rape ordeal, Esther is now seeking help for medical treatment as well as to fend for her two children.

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