Kenyan woman lied about assault, Indian police and African student group say


The African student group in India has now discredited the story told by a Kenyan student of an attack against her.

The Kenyan woman identified as Maria Burendi had claimed that she had been attacked as she was in a taxi by a gang of locals in the Greater Noida area of India.

The student body now says that Maria was depressed because of personal issues and fabricated the attack.

The African student group  apologized for what they called a “cooked-up” story and the distress it had caused the locals.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh police had refuted Maria’s story saying that eye witness accounts and electronic evidence obtained told a different story.

Maria had claimed that a group consisting of five men pulled her out of a taxi and assaulted her as she was on her way to a friend’s house.

“We interrogated the driver and he revealed he dropped her safely at her drop location at Omicorn society in Greater Noida'” Dharmendra Singh, senior superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar said. “GPS movement of car and payment slip of Ola cab driver show that car’s movement was not stopped during the journey. The lady has been lying,” he concluded.


Despite the findings, Police said they decided against pressing charges against the Kenyan national in a bid to ease tensions between Africans and the locals.