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Rape? But she is my wife

A Nairobi court might be forced to deliver judgement on marital rape in the near future.

This is after a Somali national on Wednesday denied rape charges and claimed the woman he is accused of raping after he allegedly drugged her during a house party in Eastleigh, Nairobi, was his wife.

Mohammed* is accused of raping the victim on July 5. He is also facing charges of being unlawfully present in Kenya.

The suspect is said to have invited the victim to a party in a friend’s house and administered a substance in her soft drink to stupefy her before he raped and left her unconscious.

The victim regained consciousness later and discovered she was alone in the room where she had isolated herself from others in the party who were strangers.

She never reported to anyone until she fell sick and was taken to a hospital by her parents when pregnancy tests returned positive results more than a month later.

Mohammed was freed on a Sh200,000 bond by senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts.

The case will be mentioned on August 27.