By Alex Kinyua
Police are investigating Imenti Central Member of Parliament Gideon Mwiti over allegations of assault and rape of a 29 year old woman on Saturday night in his Westlands private office. The woman who is admitted at Nairobi Women’s Hospital claims to have gone to the legislator’s office for a business meeting before the alleged incident took place.
Narrating her ordeal from her hospital bed, the woman accused the MP of beating her up before repeatedly raping her.
“I have been meeting him since last week and my husband was aware of the meetings and the business plans we were conducting,” she said.
The woman reported that she was in his office at around 8pm, where she met the MP and two other people whom she described as his aides. After kicking off with the conversation, the woman alleges that the MP started drinking alcohol before a medical doctor was ushered into his office. The doctor was allegedly to perform blood tests on the woman but when she hesitated, she says Mr Mwiti grabbed her and beat her up.
“He beat me so badly. He hit me, kicked me and I was on the floor. He continued beating me and I had to accept,” she said.
After the doctor took blood samples from her, the woman requested to visit the washrooms where she sent a text message to her husband to let him know about the incident and asked him to come to her rescue.
The MP however denied the assault and rape allegations but admitted to have met the woman in his office on Saturday from 4pm to 5pm.
“I know the husband. He is my property valuer,” he said wondering why the man had contacted police without consulting him.
He further denied claims of being at his office at the time the woman alleges to have been raped.
“I was with my pastor and other constituents at Njuguna’s on Waiyaki way then we left for my bar in Westlands at 6pm. We stayed there till 6am and I did not leave them,” he added.
According to the husband who recorded statement at the Parklands Police station, the MP had called her for a meeting in her office before the incident happened.
“She was to meet him earlier but the MP kept postponing the meeting until 10pm and he said the documents needed to be signed on that day,” he said.
According to the husband, the legislator has tried to reach out to him to sort out the matter but he refused and vowed to seek justice for his wife. He however alleges that Mwiti threatened him against pursuing the matter.
Mwiti has maintained he is innocent adding that he is open to police investigations.