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Marwa records statement over impersonation claims

25 March 2015, 10:25 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Mombasa County commissioner, Nelson Marwa has issued a stern warning to people who are increasingly impersonating senior government officers in Mombasa County.

Speaking to the press in his Uhuru na kazi offices, Marwa said he has logged complaints at central police station following an incident at the Mombasa law court where a man allegedly arrested with a roll of bhang claimed that the commissioner was his biological father.

“I have recorded a statement with the OCS at central police station and I want the person re-arrested for tarnishing my name and the name of the office of the County Commissioner,” said Marwa.

He said such criminal incidences are taking shape in the County, with criminals using the senior government officials' names to get away with crime and evoke sympathy from government institutions.

He said such cases are encouraging corruption and intimidation of police officers while discharging their mandates.

“Such individuals are to be arrested and locked up in police cells in order to stop them form terrorizing innocent Kenyans,” said Marwa.

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He said that the suspect had booked at the central police station that he was his brother only to inform the court that he was his son and later claimed Marwa was his uncle.

The commissioner's sentiments come a day after a man whom he claims is an imposter was arraigned in court for being in possession of one roll of bhang.

The suspect, Joseph Marwa informed chief magistrate Maxwel Gicheru that the Mombasa County commissioner was his biological father and had neglected him.

“My father is a senior person out there; I have tried calling him but he is not picking my calls. He is the County commissioner of Mombasa Marwa,” said Joseph Marwa.

The suspect had also alleged that the Mombasa County Governor was a drug trafficker.

The magistrate released the accused on a personal bond and directed him to appear in court for the next mention of his case.

Joseph Marwa is also an ex convict from Shimo la Tewa prison where he was serving a two year jail term over drug trafficking related cases.

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