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Man charged for allegedly sending nude photos of a woman to her husband

Stephen Wanjohi Kamande denied three charges of threatening to kill, harassment, sending nude and intimate pictures to someone`s husband. [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

A university student was on Monday charged before a Nairobi court with sending photos. The accused sent the photos claimed to have been taken during an intimate moment with a woman to her husband.

Stephen Wanjohi Kamande, 21, a student at a local university, was also charged with harassing the woman and threatening to kill her.

Kamande sent photos where he was reportedly intimate with the woman to her husband, an offence he committed between May 1, 2021 and January 14, 2022.

Death threats

In the first count, Kamande was arrested on Friday and detained at Muthaiga Police Station, after he allegedly threatened to kill the woman and her family. 

He was also charged that at an unknown place within the country, he published false information on his Facebook page about the woman’s husband. Kamande sent the message knowing it was false and calculated to cause fear and panic to the family, the charge sheet read.

Kamande also faces the charge of wrongful distribution of obscene materials. It was stated that at an unknown place within the country, he knowingly published indecent photos using his Facebook account. It is alleged they were photos of the woman.

The accused denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo and was granted a bond of Sh200,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh100,000. The case will be mentioned on March 1.