Zachariah Nyaora Obadia, the supposed prime suspect over the rape of a female driver along Forest Road in Nairobi, pleaded his innocence when he was summoned on Tuesday.
Showing up at the Milimani Law Courts, Nyaora tried to tell his side of the story, saying he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I was riding past the scene [on March 4] while carrying a client. Someone photographed me at the scene during the chaos. A few days later, I was shocked to watch my pictures being aired on television alleging that I was the main suspect in the sexual harassment,” he told Senior Principal Magistrate Robinson Ondieki.
The bodaboda rider said he just went into hiding because he panicked. “I was worried and feared for my life, so I decided to go into hiding.”
The court shut him down saying the proper indictment had not yet begun, and in this way his side of the story was consequential.
“We are not hearing the case now. So, you don’t have to explain yourself. Police are seeking ten days to complete investigations against you. Do you have any objection to that?” posed Ondieki.
To which Zachariah Nyaora Obadia responded: “I am not opposed to being detained for ten days. You can hold me in custody to facilitate the investigations.”
Nyaore will be back in court on March 24 when the other 16 suspects, who were remanded for 15 days last Tuesday, are relied upon to take plea.