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Waiganjo harassed OCPD, court hears

24 September 2015, 09:12 Obare Nyamota

Nakuru - Former Njoro OCPD, Peter Njeru Nthiga on Wednesday described how ‘police imposter’ Joshua Waiganjo repeatedly harassed and intimidated him during his time in the service.

Nthiga, who was testifying on day two of the trial where the ‘fake cop’ has been charged alongside two police commanders for abuse of office, admitted that Waiganjo wielded superior powers which he used to step on other officers.

“I was the most relieved person after the news of the arrest of Joshua Waiganjo,” said the police officer.

The police officer who is now serving as OCPD Mbooni East narrated how at times Waiganjo would intrude in police operations within Njoro and make calls to senior police officers including the former Rift Valley Provincial police boss (PPO) John M’mbijiwe to have things done his way.

“Waiganjo once scolded me when police officers he had requested for to beef security at a fundraiser at his father’s home in Njoro reportedly arrived late at the function,”said Nthiga.

He added: "Waiganjo, who was then masquerading as the an Assistant Commissioner of police threatened to sack me.”

The officer revealed that later on, he was called and again reprimanded by his then PPO, M’mbijiwe who advised him to always adhere to orders from his bosses.

Nthiga told Senior Principal Magistrate Joe Omido that between July and December 2012, Waiganjo through orders from Mbijiwe ordered the closure of two entertainment joints in Njoro town following a robbery incident in the area.

Read Also: Waiganjo jailed for another two-and-a-half years

Farmers Inn pub and Rhino Park were closed indefinitely after Mbijiwe and Waiganjo linked them to the robbery incident.

However, the officer told the court that he later learnt that the entertainment joints were closed because Waiganjo, a frequent visitor at the clubs had accrued huge bills there.

“I had received directives from my then PPO to raid and arrest the pub owners on grounds that the places were safe havens for criminal activities.

The court further heard that Waiganjo at one time procured a brand new land cruiser for the Njoro OCPD which he presented to him within three weeks.

He said that on enquiries to ascertain how Waiganjo undertook the procurement in such a short period of time, Waiganjo bragged that he was a well-connected and respected police officer.

Nthiga further claimed that he was the first to unmask the ‘fake’cop before he was bursted by Criminal Investigation Department detectives.

“My suspicion on who Waganjo was grew after he began making arbitrary arrests and harassing business people at Njoro town in the name of deputy PPO Rift Valley,” Nthiga told the court.

Waiganjo was arrested by CID officers at Eldama Ravine in Baringo County.

The court slated hearing of the matter for January 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2016 when the remaining witnesses will testify.

According to the Prosecution, more than 60 witnesses are yet to testify in the matter.

So far, M'Mbijiwe and Ngugi have denied abuse of office charges and cushioning Waiganjo who masqueraded as a senior police officer for years without detection.

M'Mbijiwe is alleged to have ordered a “personal” file opened in Waiganjo’s name to pass him off as a police reservist on November 23, 2012.

He also allegedly allowed him to ride in a police helicopter during a sensitive security mission to Baragoi Samburu on October 30, 2012.

M’mbijiwe further faces charges of ordering a police boss under him to release two lorries to Waiganjo when he knew that the imposter was not the lawful owner of the vehicles.

He allegedly committed the offence on August 30, 2012.

Ngugi on the other hand is accused of allowing Waiganjo unlimited access and use of police vehicles in addition to allocating him a personal police driver identified as Corporal Joel Mopel.

He committed the offence between July and November, 2012, at the Anti-Stock Theft Unit headquarters in Gilgil.

The two are out on a KES 2 million bond each.

Waiganjo hit headlines as a police imposter after he was arrested for making arrests and inspecting a guard of honour by Kenya Forestry guards during a graduation ceremony at Londiani, Kericho County.

- MyNews24

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