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Audacity! Police in Kasarani arrest impersonator claiming to be manning the crime desk

By Hilary Kimuyu December 16th, 2022 2 min read

Police in Kasarani have launched investigations after they arrested a suspect for allegedly impersonating a police officer at the station.

James Obwangi Nyakundi has been pretending to be in charge of the commanding officer crime of Kasarani Police station.

Confirming the arrest, Kasarani sub-county police Commander Mr Anthony Mbogo said Nyakundi has been extorting money from Kasarani division area while pretending to be an officer in charge of the crime desk in Kasarani.

Mr Mbogo said that most of the victims are bar and wines and spirits operators.

“We are investigating Nyakundi for having been caught in the act while extorting businesses in Kasarani as there have been complaints of the same,” he said.

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Nyakundi will be aligned at the Makadara Law Court on Friday and will be charged with police impersonation among other related charges.

Police urged anybody with a complaint to report to the Kasarani police station.

In June, a female candidate who was running for the Nairobi woman representative seat was arrested after appearing on a live TV interview dressed in full police uniform for impersonating a police officer.

Monica Wamaitha Gitau was arrested at the Royal Media Services Inooro television studios by officers from Kilimani police station after they received information about her presence at the early morning show.

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During the show, the aspirant said she is a security consultant and that she runs a polytechnic in Kibera where she assists girls to acquire vocational skills to enable them to earn an income.

In April, police arrested a person they termed a serial police impersonator who had been harassing members of the public within the city.

According to the police, Mr Cornelius Bett, 37 had been making arrests and demanding bribes from members of the public.

Mr Bett was cornered by a team of undercover police officers on Friday at midnight after they stumbled upon him harassing Macmillan Osaji in Landimawe area, Nairobi County.

The suspect was found to be in possession of two serviceable police pocket phones.

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