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Sentencing Of Rugby Players Found Guilty Of Rape Pushed

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Two rugby players found guilty of gang raping a female musician will be sentenced next week.

Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama will now know their fate on the 16th of August.

Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku on Friday stated that the court will retreat to consider extenuating circumstances argued by the two.

Olaba and Wanyama were Thursday found guilty of gang rape having been charged with the offence in April last year after they reportedly raped a female musician at one of one of their residences at Seefar Apartments in Nairobi’s Highrise.

Magistrate Mutuku was urged to consider the two were only aged 23 and 22 years while the complainant is 24.

“As young as they are come from humble backgrounds and it is through their career that they have been able to support their kin,” their lawyer argued adding: “they had not planned to meet the victim on the material day.”

The court had on July 12 issued a warrant of arrest against Mahaga after he failed to appear in court when the ruling had been scheduled to be delivered.

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