EX-RUGBY PLAYER ALEX OLABA ARRESTED OVER ATTEMPTED MURDER OF KEY SUSPECT IN RAPE CASE

by Beatrice Ambasa
April 23, 2021

Former rugby player Alex Olaba Mahaga was on Thursday night arrested over claims of attempting to murder a witness in a rape case he is facing.


He was arrested in Nairobi West where he was meeting an undercover detective planning the said murder of the witness in the case.


Olaba had apparently approached another party seeking ways of eliminating the witness in the case before police were informed.


The officers then sent undercover officers who posed as possible executors of his mission before they pounced on him.


Police said they recovered two mobile phones from Olaba which are undergoing forensic analysis to establish if there were more players in the crime.


After his arrest, Olaba told police he had been possessed by satanic spirits.


He was on Friday expected in court to face charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to defeat justice.


Olaba and Wanyama were released on a cash bail of Sh300,000 by Milimani Law Court magistrate Zainab Abdul after they pleaded not guilty to charges of gang rape and committing an indecent act.


This was after the High Court ordered a retrial.


The High Court quashed their conviction and 15-years imprisonment after it ruled that there was no evidence that one of the key witnesses in the case was sworn in before taking to the stand.


It is a requirement that one must take oath before testifying.


The two are alleged to have committed the offence on February 11, 2018, at Seefa Apartment in Highrise estate in Nairobi County.