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High Court quashes, Alex Obara, Frank Wanyama 15 -year sentence, orders fresh trial

The High Court has ordered a retrail for former rugby players Frank Wanyama and Alex Obara who were previously convicted for gang rape.

The case will now be tried by a lower court with the High Court directing that  the two be taken to Kilimani Police Station for preparation of plea taking before July 7.

In its ruling on Tuesday, the court noted that that the existing records didn't show whether one of the witnesses was sworn or not.

The two were last year sentenced to 15 years in prison for the incident that happened in 2018.

Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku while delivering her ruling said the victim, Wendy Kemunto a local musician was traumatised by the event which happened in Seefar apartments in Highrise, Nairobi on February 2018.

In her statement, Ms Kemunto had claimed that on the fateful day , which was her birthday she attended a party in Kilimani where the two rugby players were present. She claimed the two took advantage of her and raped her repeatedly

But in their statement, the two players maintained the sexual contact was consensual.

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