A new twist has emerged regarding a senior female officer who was accused of being married to two junior officers, with a credible source terming the reports as false.
Anne Wanjiru Waiganjo, who is a chief inspector attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), was featured in a local publication with claims that she was married to an inspector in the police force, David Murimi as well as another junior officer in the prisons service David Mbitu Muchi.
She was accused of bigamy, the offense of marrying someone while already being married to someone else.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a source privy to the matter explained that contrary to the reports, Anne’s first marriage to David Murimi was dissolved by a court of law in 2020.Court papers showing the dissolution of their marriageFile
She further refuted claims that she was previously married affirming that there was no such marriage.
Prior to the dissolution, Waiganjo is said to have been subjected to verbal and physical abuse and was hospitalised a number of times due to extensive injuries.
After filing for divorce, Anne is said to have experienced unending threats of violence and ending her career started. She was so scared that many times she thought of withdrawing the matter from court.
"The assault case was reported at Kikuyu police station but David Murimi being a police officer, she felt it was prudent to protect the image of the National Police service," Kenyans.co.ke has learnt.Anne Wanjiku Waiganjo
It has also emerged that after she got into the marriage, the officer had a child with another woman adding that he misrepresented his career to her.
Waiganjo is said to have been forced to take care of the child, not knowing the situation with the baby mama.
On his part, Murimi in court documents, challenged his wife to table evidence of his cruelty as he is embroiled in a separate divorce case.
Earlier in April, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i disclosed that the police standing orders would be revised to bar senior police officers from engaging in romantic relations with their junior colleagues.
"We will adopt a system similar to that of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) which bars the soldiers from getting into intimate relationships with their colleagues.
"Moving forward, it will be illegal for a police officer to date or get married to a fellow law enforcement officer. If it happens that two police officers fall in love, then one has to leave the Service,” he stated.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i with ministry officials engaged in a virtual meeting with MPs on March 24, 2021File
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