A city taxi driver was on Wednesday charged in a Nairobi court with robbing and raping a female passenger at gunpoint.
Anthony Kanyari Muga denied the two counts when he appeared before Milimani senior resident magistrate Hellen Onkwani.
The court heard that he committed the act near Ngara primary school jointly with a Mr Mwangi on July 31, 2017.
They robbed the complainant (name withheld) her personal items, a mobile phone and cash Sh 31,000 – all valued at Sh 54,800.
The court heard that two raped the woman in the same vehicle of registration number KCK 681K.
According to the prosecution, the complainant had arrived in Nairobi from Mombasa at around 1 am and hired the taxi within the city centre.
It is said that after the driver arrived, he called another man to accompany him to the complainant’s residence near Pangani.
Instead, Muga drove to a dark place near Ngara primary school where the offence is alleged to have been committed.
The prosecution asked the court to detain the accused person at Central Police Station until they get results of a medical test conducted on the driver following his arrest on Tuesday.
Muga was arrested at a parking lot on River Road.
Onkwani ordered him detained for two days as requested by the prosecution before he processes Sh2 million bond granted by the court.
The case will be heard on October 3.