A Bishop attached to the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) was on Tuesday, January 11 charged with trying to forcefully touch and kiss a woman without her consent.
Joel Waweru was charged before Kibra Law Courts by Senior Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto.
Waweru however denied the two criminal counts that are related to sexual assault.
A charge sheet seen by K24 Digital reveals that the man of God committed the offence on different dates in Lang’ata Sub-County within Nairobi County.
The woman told the police that the Bishop had on several occasions said that he liked her because she was attractively beautiful.
The woman further complained that the Bishop was so much obsessed with her yet she is married.
This prompted the woman to complain to the police over the matter after she became excessively insecure and frustrated.
Appearing before the court, Waweru pleaded not guilty of the accusations and pleaded for lenient bond terms.
The magistrate released him on a ksh50,000 cash bail. “He will be released on a ksh50,000 cash bail and the matter will be brought here after a fortnight,” Derrick Kuto ruled.
Bishop Waweru was also charged with the second count of touching the breast of J.N.M in an indecent manner on July 13, 2021.