A chief in Homa Bay County, Nairobi has taken it upon himself to discipline randy couples. Bob Lang’o, the chief of Arujo location in Homa Bay canes anyone who is caught having sex in public or sleeping with someone’s spouse.
The no-nonsense chief, feared by many, says the spread of HIV in the area is rampant and he wants to change peoples’ behaviour.
He claims he has resorted to this strange method of punishment since most residents are notorious.
“The spread of HIV is very high. I want to teach residents a lesson. Most of them are married people and that annoys me. I don’t want to be loved. They have to stop this promiscuous behaviour,” he warned.
On December 12, after the Jamhuri Day celebrations, Lang’o shocked many when he caned couples who were found having sex in the stadium at night.
They were all arraigned at the stadium where each got a stroke of the cane. It is alleged the chief laid a trap for them after he got a tip-off from residents.
“I had received many reports about it. That evening, I organised a raid in the company of an assistant chief from Homa Bay Town location and found them in the act,” said Lang’o, adding that, “It is a shame. Which adult in his right mind does such a thing. We collected so many used condoms the following morning,” he revealed.