A warrant of arrest against rugby player Alex Mahaga Olaba has on Wednesday been lifted by a Nairobi court.
The decision was reached after Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku acknowledged his explanation saying he was unwell hence failing to appear before the court.
The Nairobi court issued the first warrant of arrest against Olaba in June after failing to appear before the court.
In his defense, the Kenya Harlequins player said that he had gone to sort out issues in regard to his studies with his school dean.
Olaba who had been discontinued from his studies due to the case against him had to meet the school officials on the matter forcing the court to push his hearing to July 12th.
Alex again failed to appear before the court and the second warrant of arrest was issued against him.
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On Wednesday the Magistrate lifted the warrant of arrest against him noting that he has never absconded any court proceeding during the trial.
In February 2018, Olaba and Frank Wanyama were both accused of gang-raping a woman at an apartment in Nairobi.
The victim reported to have visited a hospital the following morning but did not report the issue to the police until a test showed that she was pregnant.
In their defense, the players said the sexual contact was consensual maintaining their innocence.
They further accused the woman of attempting to blackmail them saying she would publish the story if they did not pay her.
They denied charges against them and were both released on a cash bail of Ksh 500,000.