Imenti Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mwiti and his co-accused doctor David Muchiri at Milimani law courts during the ruling seeking to cancel his bail terms over the alleged interfering with investigations in a rape case against him.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Nairobi Chief Magistrate Lucy Mbugua has declined to cancel bail terms for Imenti Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mwiti for allegedly interfering with investigations in a rape case against him.
This is after Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a court to cancel the bail issued to Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti for allegedly interfering with investigations in a rape case against him.
The prosecution told the court that Mr Mwiti had also been intimidating witnesses set to testify in the case.
Mr Mwiti is out on a Sh100, 000 bond. He is facing three charges of raping, intimidating and assaulting a woman in his Nairobi office.
The MP is alleged to have committed the offences on March 21 at Tana Club on Woodvale Grove in Westland’s, Nairobi.
Mr Mwiti and his co-accused, Dr David Muchiri, on Wednesday appeared in court, where they were charged afresh.
The accused doctor has however been granted a cash bail of Sh50, 000 with the case set to be mentioned on April 8.
The MP was released on a Sh100, 000 cash bail on Thursday last week after he was charged with rape, intimidation and indecent assault.
While requesting bail, Mwiti’s lawyers said he was suffering from diabetes and was not strong enough for police custody.
Mr Mwiti is alleged to have forcibly made a married woman take an HIV test before assaulting and raping her nearly two weeks ago.
The doctor who allegedly conducted the forcible HIV test, Mr Mwangi Muchiri, was arrested last Friday evening and was charged at the Kibera Law Courts earlier.
On Thursday, Mr Mwiti appeared before Resident Magistrate Edda Agade at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi accompanied by his lawyer, John Khaminwa.
Mr Mwiti was released on a cash bail of Sh100, 000 pending trial.
Mr Khaminwa told the court that his client was suffering from diabetes.
The magistrate then ruled that there was nothing on record to show that Mr Mwiti would abscond if granted bail.
She, however, noted that allegations that there had been attempts to interfere with investigations reflected poorly on him.