Boda boda rider accused of doing an immoral act after reportedly groping a woman in front of others, has been charged in Court.
In court documents, the complainant is identified as QA, and Maxwell Kariuki Wanjohi, 24, is charged with willfully touching her in Kasarani on June 23 against her will.
In addition, the suspect was accused of breaking windows at the home of QA’s employer, in violation of Section 339 (1) of the Penal Code.
On the same day, it is alleged that he purposefully and illegally destroyed eight hundred Shilling worth of window panes.
After dropping off her employer’s child at school, QA started walking back to her house when she noticed the accused was pursuing her.
She reportedly resisted Wanjohi as he started to touch her buttocks.
She then ran to her employer’s house, locked herself in and called her employer as Wanjohi allegedly started to break the windows while waving at her to come out.
Wanjohi denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Gerald Mutiso of the Makadara Magistrate’s Court.
He was released on Sh200,000 bail with a surety of the same amount. The case will come up on 2 August for pre-trial and trial dates.
The prosecution has lined up three witnesses to testify against Wanjohi, including QA, her employer and a police officer who investigated the matter.
Section 11 (a) of the SOA provides for imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding Sh50,000 or both for a convict found guilty of the offence.