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Boda boda rider sentenced to death for rape and robbery

A boda boda operator was on Monday sentenced to death by an Eldoret court after he was found guilty of raping a 21 year old student.

Nixon Andayi was also found guilty of robbing the student her mobile phone, laptop and other belongings.

Principal magistrate Charles Obulutsa found that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.

“The prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and I find the accused guilty of the offenses and is sentenced to death. He will be furnished with copies of witnesses and has 14 days to appeal the conviction,” the judge said in his ruling.

The court document indicates that on July 20, 2013 at Eldoret town, the accused raped the victim before robbing her off laptop, mobile phone, personal belongings and cash Sh150 all valued at Sh43, 150.

He was also charged with alternative count of indecent act by touching the victim without her consent.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on a bond of Sh600, 000 with surety of the same amount.

RAPED AND ROBBED

The victim told the court that she was coming from University of Eldoret on material day at around 10 pm when she boarded a matatu to West Indies.

On reaching town she took a motor bike, however, the boda boda rider changed the route and rode to an open field when he forcefully undress her, raped her and robbed her off a mobile phone, laptop and personal belongings. The accused then fled the scene.

The victim was later helped by a Good Samaritan who carried her on a motor bike and left her in town near North Rift stage.

That is when she identified the motor bike but the rider was a different person.

She raised an alarm and the individual was arrested and assisted police officers in apprehending the suspect.

She was then taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for medical examination where she was found to have been raped.