“Fake” cop charged with impersonation
A suspected police imposter who was arrested for allegedly extorting money from matatu operators at the in Nairobi has been charged with impersonation.
At Makadara Law Courts, Diana Mutheu is accused of impersonating a police officer contrary to section 101 (b) of the National Police Service Act of 2011 on December 16 this year.
She is said to have introduced herself as a police officer to members of the public including Antony Mbogo and Martin Kariuki and police officers – John Mugambi and Rachel Wanjiru of Huruma police station.
The accused person is alleged to have been collecting money from motorists until they became suspicious of her because she did not want to disclose her station.
She allegedly committed the offence at the Huruma-Kariobangi roundabout.
The member of the public reported her to police officers Mugambi and Wanjiru who were on foot patrol.
The two cops rushed to the scene and found Ms. Mutheu and upon interrogation, they established that she is not a police officer.
They did a quick search on her and recovered Sh300 in denominations of Sh50 suspected to have been proceeds of extortion.
Mutheu was then arrested and escorted to Huruma police station where she was detained during investigations.
In court, Mutheu denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Hellen Okwani.
Okwani released her on a cash bail of Sh100, 000 and an alternative bond of a like sum.
The case will be mentioned on March 30 next year before hearing starts on June 14 of the same year.