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Alleged police impostor wanted for multiple fraud cases arrested

Kabete police station has obtained orders to detain a man who has allegedly been colluding with officers from different police stations in Nairobi to defraud members of public purporting to be a cop.

Stanley Maina will be held at the station until Monday as officers investigate cases of obtaining money by false pretences.

Maina has been calling members of the public who made complaints at different police stations and demanding cash for facilitation.

In one of the cases under investigations at the station, Maina called a woman who was following up on a rape case reported at the station and told her he had narrowed down on the culprits and needed facilitation to arrest them on February 1.

He asked for ShSh6,000 which he received.

Corporal David Othach obtained the orders from Makadara law courts to detain Maina pending investigations.

“The complainant claims that the caller told her that he was almost getting done with the case file, he had traced the culprits and he just needed money to fuel his car to facilitate the arrest,”Cpl. Othach stated in his affidavit.

“The complainant sent the money to an M-Pesa number in the name of Francis Kangethe after which the number was switched off.”

Othach said he needed time to record witness statements and obtain registration details and M-Pesa statements of the mobile phone number that Maina has been using.

The phone and SIM card he has been using in the alleged fraudulent activities were found in his possession when he was arrested by officers from Buruburu police station.

Maina is wanted at almost every police station in Nairobi.

On Monday, he was charged at the Makadara law courts with five different cases of obtaining money by false pretences, cheating and impersonating police officers which he denied and was released on different cash bails all totalling to Sh150,000.

But was rearrested and detained at Buruburu police station where he was picked up by Kabete cops.