Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku has pushed forward the sentencing of two rugby players accused of raping a budding kenyan singer from Friday 9th to August 16 at 2pm.
The two Kenya Harlequin players, Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama were found guilty of gang raping the young musician identified as W.A on her birthday February 10 at Seefa Apartments in Highrise, Nairobi and impregnating her. They denied the charges.
However the magistrate said there was more weight in the woman’s testimony as compared to the defendant’s noting that they deleted the evidence in their phones after the harrowing ordeal.
The defendants lawyer request that they be given a non custodial sentence as they were young and had just started their lives.
According to Section 10 of the Sexual Offences Act, any person found guilty of gang-rape is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than fifteen years. The term may be enhanced to life in jail.
The magistrate ordered that the two be held till next week for sentencing.