Man faces 14 years in prison after ‘sexting’ male journalist (VIDEO)

Joe Williams February 11, 2016
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A man has been arrested in Kenya for sexting a male radio journalist.

Godfrey Mburu was charged with four counts of improper use of a phone.

The reporter – who has not been named – said he gave his number to Mr Mburu after the pair met at a road show.

Man faces 14 years in prison after ‘sexting’ male journalist (VIDEO)

However, he later contacted police claiming that Mr Mburu had sent him a series of messages telling him he that he loved his voice and asking him for sex.

“Please, let us be lovers and let me show how sweet it is just like a woman. Why don’t you give it a try,” one message read.

The journalist said he decided to report Mr Mburu to the authorities after discovering he was a teacher.

Police officers then set up Mr Mburu – posing as the reporter, before arranging a meet up.

“When I reached at our agreed meeting point, I called him and a man came toward me wearing a huge smile and he got into my car and started a conversation,” the journalist told Nairobi News.

“That’s when the police officers who were on a motorbike came and surrounded him.”

Local county police boss Naomi Ichami confirmed the incident, saying she was “shocked” that a teacher tried “to solicit sex from a fellow man which means he is practicing gayism [sic]”.

Mr Mburu confessed to sending the messages and to having had sex with at least one other man – a crime punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment in Kenya.

He was later released on a Sh200,000 ($1,964.95) bond.

His hearing will begin on March 7.

Watch coverage of Mburu’s court appearance below:

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