Kenya Harlequin duo of Alex Olaba and Frank Wanyama who were on Monday charged with rape have seen their bond terms reduced by a Nairobi court.
The Daily Nation reports that Olaba and Wanyama will now each be freed on a Sh500,000 bond with a surety of a Sh100,000 cash bail.
Wanyama and Olaba, who play for Kenya 7s and Kenya 15s respectively, applied for a review of the Sh1 million bond and Sh500,000 cash bail earlier granted to them.
Their lawyer, Wafula Simiyu, told the court that his clients were unable to raise the money since there are jobless university students.
Mr Simiyu further stated that the two Kenya 7s players depend on appearance allowances to meet their needs.
“We pray for a lenient bond term. The accused are unable to raise what had earlier been granted to them,” He added.