Thursday, June 4, 2020 – A middle-aged man was arraigned in court on Tuesday after he allegedly raped a woman and infected her with HIV.

According to the woman, the incident happened on May 27th at Kuthi rental house along Magadi Road.

The woman told a Kibera court that the suspect lured here with a free ride from a bus stop and drove her to his house where he allegedly committed the offense.

A police report indicates that the victim was at the bus stop at the Catholic University of East Africa waiting to board a matatu to her house in Rongai when the accused approached her and offered her a free ride.

She accepted the offer and the suspect drove to a Total Petrol Station where he told the woman that he wanted to greet his friend at a nearby pub.

The report adds that the woman decided to accompany him but when she got inside the bar, there was no friend.

The man reportedly bought drinks which they indulged in.

However, the woman became anxious and asked the man to drop her off in Rongai or she would take a boda boda.

But the accused told her that riders are dangerous and cannot be trusted at night.

He then advised the woman to spend the night at his house until the next day as it was almost curfew time.

She reportedly agreed and ate supper around 10 pm before they retired to bed and he raped her.

The report adds that the accused used protection but the woman checked the condoms and realized they had holes.

She insisted they go for an HIV test but he initially refused.

He later accepted the test which turned out positive.

The accused was charged with rape, committing an indecent act with an adult and deliberately transmitting a sexually transmitted infection to the complainant whose name also was withheld.

The accused denied the charge and was released on the Sh200, 000 bond or Sh50,000 bail.

The case will be mentioned again on August 10th.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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