Police clear veteran basketball coach Onyango of sexual harrasment accusations

Police have cleared veteran journalist Phillip Onyango of any wrongdoing in relation to an incident where he’s accused of sexual harrasment.

Documents in our possession indicate Onyango, also is a renowned basketball coach and High School teacher, was cleared owing to a lack of sufficient evidence.

“The file has been perused, witness statement analyzed, and all contents therein well noted and advised that there is insufficient evidence in place to sustain a charge of attempted rape,” the report reads in part.

The report also stressed that it was difficult to pursue the case as there was no exhibit attached to accompany the claims made by the complainant.

“There is no medical record made to show evidence of the claimed offence i.e bruises (on the complainant) to indicate signs of a struggle. There is also no evidence to show struggle like torn clothes. The only available evidence is the complainants’ testimony which needs to be corroborated for it to be sufficient.”

The report comes weeks amid separated suggestions Onyango had sexually harassed the lady who aspires to be a professional basketball player.

Both Onyango and the 22-year old lady whose identity was withheld for legal reasons were not available for comment.

Onyango is considered one of the most successful coaches in the country, and is said to have helped several Kenyan players gain admission to colleges in the USA via basketball scholarships.

He holds a record of the most won national and East Africa Secondary school titles in basketball and netball and was the technical assistant of the national basketball women team that won the Afrobasket qualifiers in Rwanda.

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