High Court: Alex Olaba, Frank Wanyama case retrial

Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama. Image|Courtesy

The High Court has ordered rape case retrial of rugby players Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama.

The duo was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for raping a woman in 2018.

The Court has also ordered Olaba and Wamalwa to be moved to Kilimani Police Station to prepare to take plea before Tuesday July 11, 2020.

The former Kenyan international rugby players were found guilty of gang rape charges following the verdict delivered by Magistrate Martha Mutuku in August 2019.

The verdict stated that the victim, a local musician, was traumatized by the turn of event at Seefa apartments in Highrise, Nairobi on February 11, 2018.

“The complainant was traumatized hence a deterrent sentence is necessary,” ruled Magistrate Mutuku.

In her statement, the victim claimed that Olaba and Wanyama took advantage of her inebriated state and raped her repeatedly.

However, in their statements, the players maintained that the sexual contact was consensual.

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