Godfrey Maranga Nyakundi, 35 charged for raping a Meru woman met on Facebook -Kibra
Police officers carrying Godfrey Maranga Nyakundi, 35 photo


Godfrey Maranga Nyakundi, 35, from Kibra, Nairobi charged for raping and stealing from a youthful woman from Meru, whom he met on Facebook.


Mr Godfrey Maranga Nyakundi alleged to have used an Indian name to lure his target, F.K, to whom he pledged a supermarket attendant job and a monthly salary of Ksh18,000.


The crimes (rape and robbery) occurred on February 8, 2021, the Milimani Law Courts was told.


Nyakundi alleged to have forcefully stolen F.K. of her mobile phone, an Infinix model, valued at Ksh16,000.


Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku heard that F.K. on February 4, 2021, logged in to her Facebook Messenger and found a message from a Facebook user called Hanuman Singh, who asked whether F.K. needed a job.


‘Singh’ told F.K. that he would employ her as a supermarket attendant, and would give her a monthly wage of Ksh18,000.


“He did not disclose the name of the supermarket I would be working for,” said F.K. in her court papers.


F.K. said she agreed with ‘Singh’ that she would travel from Meru on February 6, 2021, and upon her arrival in Nairobi, she would be received by Singh’s friend known as Mr Kathure.

F.K. did not travel due to budget on February 6 but asked if she could reschedule her travel date to February 8, a call ‘Singh’ accepted.


When she was travelling to Nairobi on February 8, F.K. said she called ‘Singh’, and a lady who presented herself as Kathure received the call.


When she arrived at Nairobi’s Team Room area, F.K. called the suspect again, who now received the call, but said his name was John.


‘John’ aka ‘Singh’ asked F.K. to board a vehicle to Kibra, where he would meet her.


When F.K. arrived in Kibra, ‘John’ received and took her to a house, where he purportedly raped, assaulted and robbed the complainant of her phone.


F.K. reported the matter at a Kibra police post, later, sought treatment at the Kibera South Health Centre.


The suspect, who was upon arrest recognised as Godfrey Maranga Nyakundi, and not John or Singh, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a cash bail of Ksh300,000 or a bond Ksh500,000.


The suspect is expected back in court for mention on March 3, 2021.

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