Kenyans Cautioned of Police Boss Impersonator Targeting Matatus

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    Police officers patrolling in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic
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  • Police have cautioned Kenyans to be wary of a Police boss imposter who has been targeting matatu operators as well as businessmen.

    Confirming the incident, County Police Commander, Richard Ngeno, noted that the unidentified imposter conned citizens by posing as Kisumu central police station Officer Commanding Station (OCS), Paul Muturi.

    Ngeno further revealed that the impersonator called matatu operators as well as Kisumu traders and businessmen demanding money.

    He also threatened to jail those who would fail to meet his demands.

    Entrance to Kisumu Police Headquarters
    Entrance to Kisumu Police Headquarters.
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    The authority further indicated that the suspect owns multiple sim cards, which he uses to evade the police dragnet while continuing to con unsuspecting citizens.

    Ngeno cautioned citizens from falling prey to the conman and confirmed that investigations into the incident had already been launched.

    Cases of police impersonators have been on the rise recently, with the latest case involving a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer.

    In mid-December 2021, a KDF imposter was apprehended by police officers in Kisii County after he attempted to take a female cop into custody.

    The 27-year-old man, wearing a military camouflage jacket, drove into Suneka Police Station and parked his Toyota Delta. 

    He then walked courageously into the report office and dragged out a female constable for allegedly wearing inappropriate police uniform.

    Chaos ensued as the two confronted each other. Alarmed by the incident, the officer's colleague rushed to intervene and deescalate the situation. However, the fake KDF soldier refused to hear them out.

    The KDF imposter was then arrested, with police announcing that the suspect will be arraigned for charges of impersonation and creating disturbance. 

    In some cases, imposters have managed to get away with as much as Ksh1 million from their unsuspecting victims.

    A KDF imposter was nabbed in Kisii County on Monday night, December 6, 2021.
    A KDF imposter was nabbed in Kisii County on Monday night, December 6, 2021.
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