• The prosecution said the accused person, who seemed to be a stranger, called the complainant and told him he was a cop from the headquarters.

• When asked for his identity, he became violent and attacked him.

released on SH30,000 BAIL:
Edward Mutaroki Nyaanga in Kibera court on June 19: released on SH30,000 BAIL:
Image: Clause Masika

A man who posed as a cop from the police headquarters was on Monday charged for beating up a genuine officer, causing him severe head and hand injuries.

Edward Motaroki Nyaanga is accused of beating up police constable Dominic Obura during a patrol in Lang'ata.

According to the charge sheet, Nyaanga committed the offense on June 16 at Southlands slums in Lang'ata. 

He was also charged with impersonating a police officer. The accused person allegedly impersonated a police officer to intimidate Obura.

The prosecution said the accused person who seemed to be a stranger called the complainant and told him he was a cop from the headquarters.

When asked for his identity, he became violent and attacked him. The cop was rescued by his colleagues who arrested Nyaanga and booked him at the Lang’ata police station.

He denied the charges before Kibera chief magistrate Ann Mwangi. Through his lawyer Mwihaki Nganga, Nyaanga asked for leniency.

Nganga told the court that the accused person was not a flight risk and he was not in a position to abscond the court when needed.

She said the accused person had no previous criminal records and he was a family man and a citizen of goodwill will.

The lawyer said the accused person will abide by all the court terms and requested that she be supplied with all the witness statements and the documentary pieces of evidence that the prosecution intended to rely on.

The magistrate released him on Sh30,000 cash bail. The matter will be mentioned on June 28 for a pre-trial.

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