A Kenyan bishop in court over alleged sexual assault

An Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) bishop has been arraigned in court for sexually assaulting a member of his congregation on a number of occasions.

A senior member of the clergy, Bishop Joel Waweru, was arraigned before Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Ruto at the Kibera Law Courts, Nairobi, where he categorically denied the sexual assault allegations against him.

Bishop Waweru is accused of committing the crime on a number of different days in Lang'ata, Nairobi County, according to the charge sheet that was handed in court upon his arrest on Monday, January 10.

According to the police report that was presented in court, the complainant said that the bishop had sexually harassed her many times since the beginning of 2018.

She expressed her dissatisfaction with a number of things, including a demotion, a pay cut, and embarrassments as a result of her rebellion.

The complaints prompted the police to make an arrest on Monday, January 3, and to launch an investigation into the allegations made against him.

He denied the charges and was released on a Sh50,000 ($500) cash bail or a Sh200,000 ($2000) bond.

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