Teacher who made gay advances to journalist charged

Thursday February 11 2016

A teacher in Murang'a County who was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a male journalist has been charged with improper use of a phone. His case will be heard on March 7, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

A teacher in Murang'a County who was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a male journalist has been charged with improper use of a phone. His case will be heard on March 7, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By MARTIN MWAURA
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A male teacher who was arrested in Murang’a County for allegedly trying to solicit sex from another man has been charged.

Mr Godfrey Mburu Waithera is said to have sent explicit messages to a male journalist confessing his love for him.

Mr Mburu was charged with four counts of improper use of a phone.

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The 20-year-old denied the charges and was released on a Sh200,000 bond or a surety of the same amount.

Mr Mburu was arrested in Gatanga after he agreed to meet the journalist, who was in the company of plain-clothes officers who had set a trap for him.

Mr Mburu, who is said to be a youth leader at Githioro PCEA church, said he was introduced to homosexuality last year by a man that he identified only as Kuria.

The matter was fixed for a hearing on March 7.