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    Kenyan man held in UK for 'raping' his wife

    By Joseph Ngugi in London

    UK police have arrested a Kenyan man for allegedly raping his wife. The man, who is yet to formally charged in court, said he was dragged out of a Nairobi-bound flight at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday last week.

    Speaking to The Standard in London on Wednesday, the man said he was transferred from Heathrow Police Station to Basildon, Essex, where he was remanded for almost 20 hours before a solicitor got him out on bail.

    He also had his passport confiscated and was ordered to report back to the police on January 22 next year to know whether he will be charged or not. The man told The Standard his wife made the rape allegations after he confronted her over an affair. He denied the rape claims.

    In the UK, a husband can now be convicted of raping his wife after the Sexual Offences Act (1956) was amended.

    In a historical court ruling in 1991, the House of Lords rejected the ‘outdated’ view that in marriage, a wife gave irrevocable consent to sexual relations.

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    Basildon police confirmed they were investigating the claims of rape but declined to comment further.

    The couple, which has two sons aged 8 and 5 had been married since year 2000. The woman was, however, living in Kenya until two years ago when she migrated to London to join her husband.

    The man says all was well until he quit employment as a youth worker with the Basildon Council.

    "Things changed suddenly and we started arguing a lot. I guess it was the financial stress taking toll on our marriage,"
    the man said.

    He claimed the wife, who later left with the children, accused him of excessive drinking

    The man is from Matidiri Scheme in Dundori area of Nyandarua County while the estranged wife is from the neighbouring Nyairoko Scheme.

    The Standard