•In one of the charges, the accused Samuel Mwaniki alias ‘machete’ was accused of raping three women who were attending a party on the 22nd of May.

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A middle-aged man has been arraigned in a Naivasha court charged with a total of twelve counts of rape, robbery with violence and burglary.

In one of the charges, the accused Samuel Mwaniki alias ‘machete’ was accused of raping three women who were attending a party on the 22nd of May.

This came as the accused who was unrepresented agreed with the prosecution demands that he be held in custody for his own safety.

The middle-aged suspect was arrested in Mai Mahiu area ten days ago after police managed to track him using a mobile phone he had stolen from one of the rape victims.

The suspect is accused of a series of robberies and rapes along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and in various estates including Kayole, Karai, Mountain View and Mirera.

Among the items recovered from the suspect popularly known as ‘machete’ were sex-enhancing drugs, the infamous machete and electronic goods stolen from the victims.

And on Wednesday, he was arraigned before Naivasha Senior Resident Magistrate Lyna Sarapai charged with a total of twelve counts of rape, robbery with violence and burglary.

Investigating officers have already indicated that they intend to charge him with more counts as they sought victims of his attacks.

According to the charge sheet, on the 22nd May this year in Kayole estate he raped three women and indecently touched them while using threats.

He further faced four other charges of violently robbing his victims off their electronic goods while using the deadly machete to threaten them.

The prosecution called on the court to deny the accused bond noting that his life was in danger and there was no guarantee for his life.

According to the prosecution, during the arrest members of the public were baying for his blood and police had to shift him from Karai police post to Naivasha police station.

The accused consented to this but accused the arresting officers of trying to fix him as he had a pending case against them with IPOA.

The magistrate directed that the accused be held at Naivasha GK prison with the case set for mention on the 6th of July 2021.