Former MP Gideon Mwiti and co-accused in rape case charged afresh


Former Imenti Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mwiti and his co-accused have been charged afresh with rape among other offenses.

The MP and David Muchiri who is also charged with the murder of a KRA lawyer  were charged afresh after the prosecution amended the charge sheet.
Mwiti was charged alone on the first count that on the night of 21st March 2015 at Tana club in Westlands Nairobi county, intentionally and unlawfully obtained convent by force and committed rape.
He was also charged with an alternative count of committing an indecent act with an adult contrary to section 11(6) of the sexual offenses Act No. 3 of 2006.
The former MP was was also charged with intimidation. He was charged that on 1st March 2015 at the same club, intimidated the victim with intent to cause her to do sexual intercourse with him, something she is not legally bound to do, caused her injury.
Mwiti also faced assault charges whereby he caused his victim actual bodily harm on 1st March.
His co-accused David Muchiri was charged that he aided and abetted Mwiti to commit rape on 21st March 2015.
Muchiri was further charged with neglecting to prevent a felony .
He was charged that on the same date and place, while knowing that Mwiti was designing to commit an offense namely rape, failed to use all reasonable means to prevent the commission or completion of an offence.
They both denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi.
The case will be heard on 25th and 26th April 2017.
Muchiri who is a medical doctor is also facing murder charges where he accused of killing a KRA lawyer who was found dead along Mombasa road in Nairobi.
He denied murdering Jared Ratemo Mwoka before Lady Justice Jessie Lessit.
Muchiri is said to have committed the offense on 11th July, 2017 at his fig tree medical Centre in Ngara area, Starehe Sub-County in Nairobi.
The prosecution had objected to the release of the accused person on bond but after the hearing of the application, the court granted him a bond of Sh 2 million and two sureties of the same amount.
During the time this story was published, Muchiri was still in custody as he was yet to meet the bond terms granted.