Seven Men Behind Viral ‘Sigor Boys’ Gang Rape Video Arrested

Sigor Boys

Police in Bomet have arrested seven men believed to be involved in the gang rape of a lady captured in a video that has since gone viral on Kenya’s social media network and caused outrage.

In the video seen by Kenya Insights, several men are seen taking turns on the unnamed lady who despite pleading for mercy but is ignored and not only ends up being raped by all but the whole ordeal captured on camera.

“Following the circulation of pornography video (of an incident) purported to have taken place at Chebanyiny village of Kimaya sub-location (Kongasis civic ward of Chepalungu constituency)…police officers together with the area chief and nyumba kumi elders, conducted an operation in the said area and managed to arrest seven suspects,” a police report on the incident reads.

“The suspects have been placed in police custody for interrogation and miscellaneous application (in court) to enhance further investigations,” the police report states.

Bomet County Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa revealed that the video was recorded in 2023 and released to different social media platforms on April 10, 2024. 

Also, Ndiwa said that the woman on the recording had not yet been identified. The group of men has since been named the ‘Sigor Boys’ by users online. 

Chepalungu sub-county police commander Phanton Analo confirmed the incident and said two of the suspects had been positively identified.

He said the matter was being investigated by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Kenyan Law on Circulation of Pornographic Material 

The ICT Ministry in 2018 announced the introduction of a law to punish anyone involved in creating, distributing and using children in pornographic content with a jail term of up to 25 years. 

In the revised Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, an offender is liable to a 25-year jail sentence or a Ksh20 Million fine.

At the same time in 2021, Defence Cabinet Secretary Adan Duale, then a member of parliament, proposed the amendment of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act to make it illegal for anyone to publish pornography through a computer system.

The bill outlawed the production, distribution, transmission, sale or offer for sale of any pornographic material as well as possession of the same in a computer system.

In the proposed law, pornography was treated as any data, visual or audio, that depicts persons engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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