Two suspects accused of abducting, raping and robbing a university student in Nairobi have been charged with robbery with violence.
David Omondi Odhiambo and Benson Gathecha Wambui allegedly abducted the victim along Raila Odinga Way (formerly Mbagathi Way) on the night of October 27, 2022.
The court heard that they accosted the student at around 7 pm while she was crossing over from KNH on her way from Kenya Medical Training College.
Armed with a gun and a knife, they led to a nearby railway line within Kibera slums where they robbed and raped her.
They stole a mobile phone worth Sh25,000, a laptop worth Sh28,000 and a wallet containing her national ID card and other documents.
The suspects then called the student’s family and friends using the stolen phone and demanded cash. More than Sh15,000 was sent before the suspects transferred the money to a mobile phone number belonging to an accomplice.
They then escorted the student back to the footbridge at dawn the following day.
The victim sought treatment and reported the matter at Kilimani police station. Police traced the two and arrested them.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Philip Mutua, the duo denied the charges.
They were granted a Sh500,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount. The case will be mentioned on December 1, 2021.