Two Kenya Rugby Union players accused of raping a musician have denied the claim saying they had consensual sex with the accuser.
Citizen Digital reports that Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba recorded statements at Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi Wednesday where they denied raping Wendy Kemunto.
In her statement to the police, she claims that on February 10, her birthday, she attended a party in Kilimani where the two rugby players were present.
According to Standard Newspaper, the duo were released on a Sh50,000 police cash bail each and ordered to surrender their passports. This means they cannot travel outside the country for any rugby match. Wanyama is a Kenya Sevens player while Olaba is a Kenya Simbas centre.
According to the police, the players said the woman started sending them text messages demanding money when she realised she was pregnant. “We have told the woman if she gave false information she will also face the consequences,” another officer told The Standard.
The woman recorded a statement at the Kilimani DCI office on the matter. She claimed that one of the players was a friend and she had agreed to go to his house after her birthday. Kemunto further says that she went to hospital the next morning, but did not report the incident to the police, not until a test showed she was pregnant.
Citizen Digital further adds that she says she does not know who among the two sired the child. This information and the resulting storm on social media saw police summon the two players to record statements on Wednesday, April 4.
Afterwards, they were taken to hospital where samples of their DNA were extracted. In their statements, the players maintain that sexual contact was consensual. They further accuse Kemunto of attempting to blackmail them by threatening to publicise the story if she wasn’t paid.
Material derived from Citizen Digital and Standardmedia.co.ke