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Taxi driver charged for raping and robbing passenger

A taxi driver has been charged with gang-raping a passenger who boarded his vehicle in the wee hours of the morning.

Antony Kanyari Muya denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Hellen Onkwani on Wednesday.

The accused allegedly violently robbed and raped a woman who is a bus conductor of Mombasa bound buses on July 31 at Ngara within Nairobi County.

He allegedly committed the said offences with another person who was not present in court at the time he was charged.

Mr Muya has also been accused of stealing two pairs of trousers, two skirts, a pair of rubber shoes, a Samsung mobile phone, the victim’s handbag and Sh 31,000 in cash.

ROBBERY

“All stolen stuff were valued at Sh 54,800 and immediately at the time of such robbery, the accused wounded the complainant,” court heard.

He was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned in court on Wednesday where he was charged with the offences.

The Prosecution told the court that Mr Muya intentionally and unlawfully raped the woman who was his client.

On the fateful day, the victim had just arrived from Mombasa at around 1am.

She decided to board a taxi after negotiating the price with the driver, Mr Muya.

He was to take her to Pangani at a cost of Sh 600 in his white probox registration number KCK 681K.

RAPE

Before they set off, the driver called his colleague only known as Mwas to accompany them.

On reaching the area around Posta, the accused turned to a dark alley, then moved to the back seat where his passenger was seated and held her by the neck.

He then raped her together with his accomplice and robbed her of valuables.

The court directed that the accused remains in remand at Central Police Station for two more days before he can be freed on a bond of two million shillings.

The case will be mentioned on August 23 while his trial will kick off on October 3.