A middle-aged man who was arrested on Wednesday evening for impersonating as an Ethics and anti-corruption commission-EACC officer will be arraigned in court after investigations are through.
The suspect was arrested by EACC officers in conjunction with officers from the Kenya forest service.
The suspect was identified only as Nyakundi and was arrested moments after presenting a fake EACC letter claiming that he had been sent to investigate alleged misuse of Sh 200 million meant for raising of tree seedlings.
Addressing media, head of Mau conservancy Fred Ong’ombe said immediately he realized the letter was fake, he alerted EACC officers who also confirmed that the suspect had presented a fake letter and that he was not an employee of EACC.
The officers said that upon interrogation, the suspected said that he was not an officer from EACC and it later emerged that he has two pending cases of obtaining money by false pretense in Ngong and Eldoret.
Two similar cases have also been reported at the Mau conservancy headquarters in the last one month.
“The arrest is a breakthrough in the search for people impersonating as EACC officers and who have been moving around the country soliciting money from unsuspecting government officers” he said.
The suspect did not have a national identification card and only presented an electors card which EACC officers are yet to authenticate.
He was booked at Nakuru central police station as investigations continue.
PHOTO/Hivisasa: Police vehicle at a past crime scene.