Impersonator charged

 A man from Nyangati village ,Kirinyaga County who impersonated a  detective  has been arraigned before a Kerugoya court  over the alleged offence .

Daniel Maina James  who was unrepresented however denied  the two criminal counts he faced when he appeared  before the local  Senior Resident Magistrate  Grace Kirugumi this morning .

He was charged  that on between June  and July last year  within Kerugoya township he obtained Sh 115,000 from Peter Gathiu by falsely pretending  that he was going to offer him employment .

James  who  was unrepresented  also faced a second    count of impersonating a sleuth with  sole  intent to defraud .

The count stated that on the material dates between June and July last years with intent to defraud  falsely pretended to the members of the public  that he was  the in charge Directorate  of Criminal Investigations  at the Keugoya  office .

A  21 year old  girl who had been arrested alongside  the accused  on last Friday at dawn at an Estate in  Kerugoya town has been released   after investigation officers failed to link her with any evidence related to the matter at  hand .

The accused was however released on Sh 200,000 bond and  a surety of same amount until his case will come up for a further mention on January 18.

The local DCI  told the court more charges were likely to be preferred after owners of the documents  recovered from the house of the accused were established .

Some of the documents  recovered included  KCSE  certificates, copies  of national identity cards, copies of letters of allotment for  the National Irrigation Board and copies of tittle deeds .


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