Two foreign men, who are on tour in Kenya, were on Thursday, January 24 arraigned at the Shanzu Law Courts on allegations of stripping naked and taking pictures of a middle-aged woman against her will.
The suspects, Zerbin Sascha Marius Waldermar from Germany and Wectabe Shestavetskyi from Ukraine, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court was told that the two stripped the complainant, YMN, naked and forcefully took pictures of her on January 17 this year in Mtwapa area, Kilifi County.
In their defense, the suspects said YMN was the girlfriend of one of them – Marius.
However, according to the respondents, YMN filed an untrue report at the police station.
Marius claims she met YMN on social media, and the two physically met for the first time on the said date in a villa in Mtwapa.
YMN claims Marius was with his Ukranian friend, Shestavetskyi, in the villa, when she visited.
The three had meals and drinks together, and when YMN was about to leave, the suspects demanded threesome sex because “they had spent much money on YMN, and they wanted her to pay back”, the court was told.
According to YMN’s affidavit in court, the two men, thereafter, forcefully stripped her naked and threw her clothes out of the window.
One of the men then embarked on taking nude pictures of YMN using a smartphone.
The woman, however, managed to overpower and grab the phone from the men before taking off with a bed sheet wrapped around her body.
YMN told the court that she reported the incident at a Mtwapa police post on the same day.
The suspects have each been released on a Ksh100, 000 cash bail.
The case will be mentioned on Friday, January 25.