Most Wanted Female Detective Breaks Her Silence Over DCI Crackdown
Kenya's most wanted female suspect, on Thursday, September 12, broke her silence for the first time since the Directorate of Criminal Investigations launched a manhunt for her on Wednesday.
Speaking to Citizen TV, the private investigator, Jane Wawira Mugo, accused the DCI of going after her at a time when she was closing in on alleged corruption among top security officials in government.
“I am not surprised because I saw it coming, and I had already been prepared by some of the officers I had worked with.
"I had already been told that since I am working on a sensitive matter, and the matter is touching on some senior government officials… So it is a total witch-hunting of the people in government who feel they are untouchable,” she stated
Wawira, who has been a detective since 2010, further faulted the DCI for not using the correct procedure in issuing the arrest warrant since, according to her, they did not summon her before publishing her details on social media.
“How I wish that they called me to a police station and I refused to go, and then booked me so that they can be able to say I am a criminal and that I have refused to come.
“The people who called me are six police officers who told me that they are being threatened because of this case… if the government wants me, why do it on air? They only want three things, to spoil my name, want me to be viewed as a criminal and to intimidate me, because of the story that is going to air on a certain media house," she added.
According to a statement published by the DCI, Wawira is, in 2015, accused of kidnapping an unidentified man, forcing him to pay Ksh440,000 and later on storming his lawyer's office while pretending to be a police officer, going on to cause what was described as major disturbance at the said premises.
The agency further claimed that Wawira runs a syndicate of robbers, with her employees Isaac Ndirangu, Noreen Malala and Michael Gitau accused of robbing Ksh 90,000 off a man just after he left an unnamed bank. The three allegedly introduced themselves as police officers.
The gang she is said to lead is believed to go around brandishing handcuffs, a radio phone as well as pistols.
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