Former Kenya Sevens and Harlequins rugby player Alex Olaba has been sentenced to six years in prison for hatching a plot to kill a witness who was testifying in a rape case against him and former teammate Frank Wanyama.
The trial Magistrate Geoffrey Onsarigo slapped Olaba with the sentence after finding him guilty of two charges of attempted murder and interference of witnesses in the case.
“Although the accused person is remorseful the offences he faces are serious. l convict and sentence him to serve six years in count one of conspiracy to kill and two years imprisonment in the second account of interference with judicial process. The sentences will run concurrently,” the magistrate said.
Olaba was jailed after he was found guilty of hatching a plan to kill the key prosecution witnesses in his rape case
In May 2021,he denied charges of conspiracy to murder a key witness in his rape trial. Chief magistrate Francis Andayi said he and another magistrate, who is handling his gang-rape case, might come to different rulings, which might lead to double jeopardy.
Olaba allegedly committed gang rape offence in 2018 at an apartment in Highrise area.