, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 12 – A boda boda operator was charged in a Nyahururu court on Wednesday for allegedly sending an abusive text message to his ex-lover, calling her a “harlot who spreads HIV”.
David Githinji denied the charge of misusing the licensed telecommunication gadget when he appeared before resident magistrate Vincent Kiptoon who released him on a Sh50,000 bail.
Charges read in court indicated that Githinji sent the text message to Beatrice Wanjiku between July 15 and 22, this year within Nyahururu town.
The court heard that the accused referred to the complainant as a “harlot, a wild dog and a witch,” while maintaining that he did not want to entangle himself with a woman who spreads the HIV virus.
The prosecution led by Inspector James Koech said that the messages were calculated to annoy the complainant for reasons only known to the accused.
According to the complainant, her relationship with the accused lasted for only six months but Githinji continued to pursue her.
The court also heard that after receiving the offensive messages, Wanjiku reported the case at the Nyahururu police station.
Githinji however, kept escaping police dragnets until September 9, when the complainant traced him at a hotel within the town.
The hearing of the case was set for October 11, when the prosecution will present four witnesses to testify in the case.
The accused was escorted to the Nyahururu GK Prison as he could not immediately raise the bond.