Former rugby player Alex Olaba, who was charged with conspiracy to murder, has been remanded for 7 days at Industrial Area Remand Prison in Nairobi.

Olaba will be held until Monday when the court will rule on an application by the prosecution seeking to have Olaba’s bail cancelled in a case in which he faces gang rape charges.

The former rugby great and his colleague Frank Wanyama, his co-accused in the rape case, appeared before a Milimani court on Monday.

The prosecution on Monday applied to have Olaba's bail cancelled after he is reported to have plotted to murder a key witness in the rape case facing him and Wanyama.