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Tout ‘bragged’ after sexually assaulting Kayole woman

A tout who is accused of forcibly dragging a woman into an abandoned roadside stall where he allegedly assaulted her sexually and robbed her of a jacket, a mobile phone, and Sh2000 at knifepoint, then wore the jacket as he walked away is facing charges of rape and violent robbery.

Saiki Junior, 47, is accused of raping MM contrary to section 3 (1) of the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) of 2006 while threatening to stab her in the stomach with a knife.

The accused person was also charged with an alternative count of committing an indecent act with an adult in contravention of section 11a of SOA.

The suspect is also facing a charge of robbery with violence in contravention of section 295 as read with section 296 (2) of the Penal Code.

He is accused of robbing MM of her mobile phone worth Sh12, 000 and Sh2000 in cash in Kayole, Nairobi, on September 25 after allegedly raping her.

Junior is said to have used violence on MM during the alleged robbery that happened at 1 am.

MM had left her house to buy drugs after her child fell sick when she met Junior at the Kayole junction at Kangundo road.

The accused person allegedly confronted and demanded to have a word with her but she kept a distance and told him to address her from where he was.

Junior however moved closer and drew a knife with which he is said to have threatened to stab MM if she raised an alarm, grabbed and pulled her away from the road, into a stall where he is accused of committing the heinous acts.

He later wore MM’s jacket which had the cash and phone and walked away. The complainant raised an alarm after the suspect walked away for some distance and a woman came out of a hotel and met Junior but he also threatened her.

MM informed members of the public that the jacket that Junior was wearing was hers but they did not intervene to help her recover the items. They told her to report to the Kayole police station.

Junior went to a hotel located in one of the stalls and started bragging that the jacket he was wearing belonged to a woman he had sexually assaulted not long ago and a woman at the makeshift hotel confronted him.

But the accused person allegedly assaulted her and she made a report at the Kayole police station leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Junior was charged with assaulting the woman as investigations into the robbery and rape went on, and he pleaded guilty to the assault charges.

He was remanded in custody awaiting a reading of the facts of the case before he could be convicted and sentenced.

However, Junior made a U-turn and denied the charges after he learnt that the police were ready to charge him with robbery and rape.

The police sought a production order and he was brought from the Nairobi Area Remand and Allocation Prison where he had been remanded, and he was charged afresh with raping and robbing MM.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Irene Gichobi of the Makadara Law Courts.

Police obtained orders to take the suspect to a Government Chemist for a DNA test in the final stages of the investigations into the sexual assault.

Ms Gichobi granted the suspect a bond of Sh300,000 but remanded him at the Kayole police station pending the DNA test. The magistrate directed that the judiciary provide a lawyer for the suspect during the trial. The hearing of the case will start on April 10 next year.

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