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Suspect wants victim who bit him during violent robbery tested for HIV


In a bizarre twist, a 25-year-old violent robbery suspect bitten by a woman he is accused of robbing wants her tested for HIV because his hand is not healing.

Boncafe Musoti Tuti was bitten by Sara Mutoro Wafula during a scuffle as he allegedly robbed her at the Kenya Bus Station popularly known as BS on October 14 this year.

After pleading not guilty to charges of robbing Wafula of a mobile phone worth Sh16,500, Tuti told chief magistrate Martha Mutuku that he wants to be taken to hospital urgently after pain on his wound persisted.

He asked Mutuku to issue an order for Wafula to test for the illness to determine if she could have infected him.

But Mutuku turned down his request. The magistrate said the court has no powers to issue such orders as it is doctors who should determine if the same was necessary.

Mutuku issued orders for Tuti to be taken to hospital.

Tuti is accused of robbing Wafula jointly with others at large at the busy bus stop. He was released on a Sh500,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh300,000. The hearing of the case starts on November 6.