A 26 year old man who was arrested in Nairobi’s Uhuru AP camp for posing as a senior cop for six months has changed his plea of guilt and denied three charges of impersonation and being found with police uniforms.Police sources said he had been enjoying the services that police officers get but his cover was blown after a hawk eyed police officer saw that his name was continuously not on duty rosters for weeks and that he could not attend meetings.
One of their own
But junior officers would salute him thinking he was one of their own.
Kennedy Mojong Ekale had pleaded guilty and was awaiting sentence but he changed his mind, thanks to remand ‘lawyers’ who cautioned him against admitting such liability.
He had been charged with falsely presenting himself to the camp boss George Onyancha as an Administration police officer between the month of April 2017 and September14 2017 at S.G.B Administration police camp, Uhuru Camp in Lang’ata, Nairobi.
Ekale faces a second count of wearing uniforms of the Administration Police officers without the permission of the Cabinet Secretary for Interior.
He was also charged with being in possession of one jungle trouser, one jungle shirt, one red belt, one green belt, one red lanyard, one jungle hat, two jungle T-shirts and one police rain coat belonging to the administration Police Service suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.
It baffles how he has was even allocated a room at the camp!
The camp houses officers who guard VIPs, judges and government facilities.
In the wake of the Joshua Waiganjo-like find, it was reported that an audit was ordered to weed out criminal elements still living there.
On June 27 2017 re-known police imposter Joshua Waiganjo was finally released on bond by a Naivasha court after over four years in custody after after he was charged afresh with five counts of impersonation and been in possession of police uniforms.
Facts of the case
This Waiganjo- copycat appeared at the Nairobi Chief magistrate Francis Andayis court where he had initially pleaded guilty to all counts after a police officer( a court orderly) “told me to do so.”
Ekale has been directed to pay a bond of Ksh200 to secure his freedom and turn up for hearing on October 30 2017.
He changed his mind when the prosecution was about to read the facts of the case!