Two Kenyan ruby players who played for the national team and Kenyan Harlequins accused of gang rape around April 2018 have been found guilty. Sources indicate the judgement was done in Camera and not in public as many had anticipated.
Frank Wanyama and Alex Mahaga had been accused of raping Kenyan budding singer Wendy Kemunto repeatedly on her birthday on February 10th.
The sassy singer accused the two on her Instagram page of taking advantage of her, engaging in a forced threesome which resulted in unplanned pregnancy.
The two players went recorded a statement at Kilimani Police stating that the act was consensual and that singer wendy was trying to blackmail them.
Kemunto has also recorded her statement at the same station. The singer claimed she was raped after accompanying one of the players to his house when her birthday party ended. “I was slipping in and out of consciousness maybe due to shock, but I was helpless. I couldn’t fight two men who play rugby professionally. Obviously they were stronger, hence I let them do whatever they wanted to do the whole night,” she claimed.
Their DNA samples were extracted for further investigations regarding the weighty case.
Nairobi court finds rugby players Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba guilty of gang rape and indecent act. To be sentenced tomorrow. The duo are accused of gang raping a woman last year as Seefa Apartments, Highrise, Nairobi.#SGBV_ODPP pic.twitter.com/ilApNUakZc
— ODPP_KE (@ODPP_KE) August 8, 2019