TAXI DRIVER ON RAPE CASE DETAINED.

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Taxi driver Anthony Kanyari Muga before a Nairobi court on Wednesday August 2, 2017 /PHOTO BY S.A.N.
BY SAM ALFAN.

A Nairobi court has detained a taxi driver for two days to investigate allegations of violently robbing and gun raping a female passenger.
Anthony Kanyari Muga appeared before Milimani senior resident magistrate Hellen Onkwani and denied two counts of robbery with violence and gun rapping a lady who boarded his taxi on 31st July at around 1.00 am near Ngara primary School.

Muga is alleged to have stolen clothes, a pair of shoes, a mobile phone, a handbag and cash Sh 31,000, all totaling to sh 54,800 .

Muga is said to have committed the offence with another man before court and wounded the lady after the horrific incident.

The prosecution was granted two days sought to complete investigations and  to take the accused’s samples to a government chemist.

However the accused through his lawyer told the court that he was arrested at River road parking lot on Tuesday and taken to Mbagathi hospital where tests were taken.

Prosecution informed the court that the accused was indeed taken to Mbagathi hospital yesterday but they are still waiting for the results.

Onkwani was also told that the tests at Mbagathi are not similar to the ones to be carried out by the government chemists.

The victim is said to have boarded the taxi registration number KCK 681K make probox to take her to Pangani.

Muga is alleged to have called another man by the name ‘Mwas’ who also got into the taxi.

However, the driver is said to have diverted along the way, stopped near Ngara area and attacked the victim inside the taxi.

The accused was granted a Sh 2 million bond which he will processes after the two days he has been detained.

The case will be heard on October 3.

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