High court upholds Waiganjo's two-year jail term
26 July 2014, 10:08
Nakuru - A Nakuru high court has upheld the conviction and two year sentence jail term against police imposter Joshua Waiganjo despite his appeal.
Judge Anyara Emukhule cited that the appeal had no merit stating that the evidence produced in the magistrate court against Waiganjo had been analyzed and the conviction was in order.
Waiganjo had moved to court appealing against the sentence after being found guilty of possession of police uniform illegally.
In his appeal, Waiganjo admitted to the charges but stated that he was a police officer thus entitled to possess police uniform.
Waiganjo had stated that he had pleaded not guilty but was convicted through an amended charge sheet.
He also admitted to charges of entering government stores but claimed that as a police officer, he had authorization to access the store department.
The appellant cited that during his arrest, he was held in custody for a period of nine days which was a contravention of his constitutional rights.
Among the evidence presented in court was a police gear found in his house, a pair of black boots, two pairs of police shirts and trousers, one set of jungle uniform and two pairs of shoulder flags marked 'Kenya Police'.
Police who arrested him were acting on a tip-off from members of the public.
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