The National Police Service (NPS), on Tuesday, October 22, opened up on the medical condition of former Police Commissioner, Duncan Wachira.
IG Mutyambai termed the news as inaccurate, going on to warn the public to be on the lookout for con artists seeking to raise funds under false pretences.
"Reports doing rounds in social media that former Police Commissioner Duncan Wachira is soliciting for financial support for his medical bills are false," read an excerpt of the statement shared by the IG.
Mutyambai affirmed that the former police boss was indeed in India for medical reasons, however, he made it clear that news of Wachira suffering a heart attack was far-fetched.
"Whereas it is true that the retired commissioner is undergoing his routine medical check-up in a hospital in India, the public should be wary of fraudsters who may attempt to collect money using his name," read a section of the statement released by NPS.
The retired officer had served as the police boss during President Daniel Arap Moi's government.
Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim had on Saturday, October 19, 2019, claimed that the ex-police boss had suffered a heart attack back in July, adding that he was rushed to India for treatment.
He went on to allege that Wachira was currently stuck due to outstanding medical bills.
"Government of Kenya/Uhuru stand with Duncan in sickness. He stood with GoK in health," the politician pleaded.
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