On Monday April 2nd we ran the story of Kemunto Agwata an upcoming Kenyan songstress who accused rugby players Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba of Harlequins of rapping her repeatedly on February 10th this year.
Her revelation infuriated social media users who called for the arrest of the two players with the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) releasing a statement on 2nd April stating:
“The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has been made aware of reports about alleged sexual misconduct involving a contracted Kenya Sevens players.
The matter will be reviewed as soon as practicable by the KRU, in line with existing procedures for all contracted players.
It is also important to note that with a report having been made to law enforcement authorities, the KRU cannot comment further about the allegations pending the outcome of investigations.
KRU wishes to state that it does not condone sexual harassment or any other activity that goes against the spirit of World Rugby Regulation 20 and remains committed to continued respect, empowerment and increased participation of women in all aspects of the sport of rugby.” read the statement
The allegations also got the attention of the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.A statement was issued from the DPP’s office saying that they had already gotten in touch with the victim and action was already being taken.
“The @ODPP_KE treats information about rape very seriously. Be rest assured that the matter is being given due urgent attention. @ODPP_KE has already got in touch with Kilimani DCIO CC @DCI_Kenya and action is being taken,” the statement read