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Court told how police imposter Waiganjo influenced transfers and duties

Joshua Waiganjo, who was jailed for impersonating a police officer, wielded power and influence, a Nakuru court heard.

On the second day of the hearing, the court was treated to shocking details of how Waiganjo influenced transfers and duties within the police service without detection.

A junior policeman told the court that he was transferred to Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County after he raised queries over Waiganjo.

On Wednesday evening, Mr Jackson Makaya, then a traffic officer based in Nakuru, said he was relieved when Mr Waiganjo was arrested in 2013.


Mr Makaya, currently attached to the traffic police headquarters, said the transfer happened a few days after he had asked whom Waiganjo was.

Mr John Waweru, then a Commandant at the Kenya Forest College in Londiani, said he was surprised at how fast Waiganjo rose in rank within two weeks of their meeting.

On Thursday, the court also ordered the arrest of seven key witnesses in the case who had failed to honour summons. The hearing continues.

Additional reporting by Joseph Openda