Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba

#ProtectQueerKenyans: Kenyan girl gang raped before being killed by 6 men for allegedly being a lesbian

Reading Time: 2 minutes


The Kenyan queer community is shell shocked following a gruesome murder of a young Kenyan girl in Karatina town.

On Thursday, Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba was gang raped by six men after they broke into her house for allegedly being a lesbian.

Sheila Adhiambo Lumumba

According to Njeri wa Migwi, a Human Rights Defender and the founder of Usikimye, an organisation that fights for sexual assault victims who posted her ordeal on her Social media handle, six men broke into her house, gang raped her, broke her leg before killing her according to the autopsy report.


A section of Kenyans have taken to social media to condemn the sex assault and calling for justice. International organisations such as Amnesty Kenya have also added their voice in calling for #JusticeForSheila



Sheila used to work in Nyeri and resided in Karatina a place called Muthua where she was attacked.




Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest