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Kenya 7s star found guilty of gang-rape

Thursday August 8 2019

Kenya Shujaa's Frank Wanyama (left) is tackled by Newcastle Wailers' Allan Omuka during their main Cup quarter-final match in the Safari Sevens rugby tournament at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium on October 4, 2015. PHOTO | FILE |

Kenya Shujaa's Frank Wanyama (left) is tackled by Newcastle Wailers' Allan Omuka during their main Cup quarter-final match in the Safari Sevens rugby tournament at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium on October 4, 2015. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Rugby players Alex Mahaga Olaba and Lawrence Frank Wanyama were on Thursday found guilty of gang-raping a musician.

The woman accused the Kenya Harlequin players of raping her overnight on her birthday, February 10, 2018 at Seefa Apartments in Highrise, Nairobi.

She got pregnant after the ordeal and alleged that one of her attackers had threatened to sue her if she went public with the matter.

Olaba and Wanyama will be sentenced on Friday.

In July, Nairobi Chief magistrate Martha Mutuku issued a warrant for Mahaga's arrest following an application by the prosecution after he skipped court for the second time.

At that time, the case had been pushed by a day after his lawyer said he had been caught up in a traffic jam.

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On the next day, however, the lawyer said his client had been on the way to court, but he still did not show up, forcing issuance of the warrant.

Mahaga and Wanyama had been released on Sh500,000 cash bail each after denying the charge.

The amount was reduced from Sh1 million after lawyer Wafula Simiyu said his clients were unable to raise it since there are jobless university students.

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